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Scientist examining sediment core sample. There appear to be 4 cores in the box. The scientist is pointing to something and is holding a book.
©2000 - Photo by Betty Trummel


10. Back in Crary Lab, I got to work on the project to which I had been assigned, the Cape Roberts Project. It was a geology project involving scientists from the United States, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. This multi-national project brought scientists together to study the sediment core samples drilled from the bottom of the Ross Sea floor. Different teams studied such topics as sedimentology (what the sediments/rocks are made up of), paleontology (fossils), paleomagnetology (magnetic properties of the sediments/rocks), and more!


©2000 - Photo by Betty Trummel


11. Each time new boxes of core samples came into the lab, scientists marked where they wanted to take a sample to study. Notice the colorful flags of the various teams, and the numbers on the yellow strip at the end of the box. The numbers tell the depth below the sea floor where the core was drilled.


©2000 - Photo by Betty Trummel


12. The paleomagnetology team I worked with consisted of 5 scientists. Shown here (left to right) are Fabio Florindo (Italy), Gary Wilson (New Zealand), and Leo Sagnotti (Italy). Also on our team... Ken Verosub (University of California, U.S.), and Andy Roberts (New Zealand).


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