Friday 5th September, 2014We are now heading back to Porto di Catania after an extremely successful day out at sea, surveying and coring the Malta Escarpment.
During this research cruise we surveyed an area of over 5,000 square km and we have obtained cores at 8 different locations. The total length of cores obtained is over 11 meters. These cores will be transported to Ireland where they will be analysed and archived. From our preliminary observations we could note that different location yielded different types of sediment. A very clear example can be seen in picture 1, where this atypical core produced some unexpected coarse material.
|The cores collected from this research cruise|
|A backscatter map of one of the surveyed canyons|
We are grateful to the +5,000 readers who visited this blog and our Facebook page. This was very encouraging for us especially because we often had no other means of communication on board. Our most popular post was that of "The OGS Explora making its way through rough sea", we wonder why that is. Is it because people truly liked our footage or is it because they felt sorry for us? ;)