TO: Tom Davies

FM: Jay Miller


JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 304, 24 November 2004.


LOCATION:  Site U1309 (prospectus site AMFW-01A)

Latitude: 30° 10.1086'N     Longitude: 42° 07.1115'W    
Water depth: 1642.3 mbsl


SCIENCE UPDATE: Water sample recovered from just above seafloor for chemistry and microbiology. Bottom water temperature 5.2°C. Core U1309A-1R (0-2 mbsf; 96% recovery) is tacky to soupy, light tan, carbonate ooze with abundant microfossils and sand to centimeter-sized fragments of basalt and mineral grains.