JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 312, 02 December 2005


LOCATION: Site 1256


SCIENCE UPDATE: Cores 197R and 198R recovered 53 cm of moderately altered basalt from 1367.5 to 1371.3 mbsf representing an average recovery of 13.9%. The average ROP ground down to an excruciating 0.3 m/hr. The shipboard scientific party is expediting a letter to Santa asking for gabbro and requesting an early visit. Since Mr. Claus visited the ship during drilling on Leg 206 we are confident he knows the way to Site 1256.