The team works together to carefully open up one of the core collected at Vista Alegre.  Cores were cut length-wise using a small circular saw and then carefully pried apart with tools to split the sample into two equal parts.

The team works together to carefully open up one of the core collected at Vista Alegre. Cores were cut length-wise using a small circular saw and then carefully pried apart with tools to split the sample into two equal parts. Image courtesy of Proyecto Costa Escondida Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

 

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