Paleolandscapes and the ca. 8,000 BP Shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf 2020

Mission Logs

Follow along as participants in the cruise provide updates and reflections on their experiences, the science, the technology, and other elements of the expedition.

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  • The Field Technician’s Awe

    By Alexandra Herrera-Schneider

    Dr. Amanda Evans in the ship’s lab writing field notes on each core sample.

    There was always a rush of wonder as we waited very patiently for the piston core to reemerge with our mud samples.

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  • Mission Update

    By Amanda Evans

    Sediment from the core catcher contained wood fragments, which were rinsed and catalogued.

    We’ve completed sampling at four of our planned six locations and are now waiting on the weather to clear up so we can get back to work. After a productive first few days of coring operations, we were running ahead of schedule—then the seas picked up on us.

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