2016.06.20 – all about the gravity coring!

On June 1st, the first gravity core was recovered on the northern part of the hydrothermal area. We were all ready to discover what the seafloor may deliver, staring at the monitors showing the rope tension during the penetration of the core into the seabed, and keeping our breath when the coring device came back on board. The first core gave us just over one meter of spongy and sticky beige carbonate ooze. This is a promising start! <Read more>