TO: Tom Davies

FM: Carlos A. Alvarez Zarikian


JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 306, 13 April 2005.


LOCATION: En route to Site U1315 (ODP Site 642, CORK)


SCIENCE UPDATE: Cores U1314C-17H to 22H consist of upper Pliocene olive, olive gray, gray and dark gray biosiliceous nannofossil ooze with silty clay, silty clay nannofossil ooze with diatoms, silty clay with nannofossils and foraminifers. The Olduvai normal polarity zone was identified between 139.4 and 157.6 mbsf at Hole U1314C. In preparation for CORK operations at Site U1315, the thermistor string was attached to the support member and successfully tested.