JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 309, 16 July 2005


LOCATION: Site 1256


SCIENCE UPDATE: We arrived at Site 1256 at 1040 on July 16, made up the logging BHA, and reentered Hole 1256D at 1950. Predicted depth for the bottom of Hole 1256D was 4397 mbrf. Our target depth was 4377 mbrf but we touched bottom at 4370 mbrf indicating approximately 27 m of fill at the bottom of the Hole. Preparations continued for deployment of the WSTP to collect a basement fluid sample and measure the temperature at the bottom of the Hole.