JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 312, 08 December 2005


LOCATION: Site 1256


SCIENCE UPDATE: The 9 inch Bowen fishing magnet and two junk baskets were recovered at 0030 hr and laid out. Only fine metal filings were recovered on the magnet so a new C-9 RCB bit was made up. Hole 1256D was reentered for the 11th time at 0754 hr. Cores 202R and 203R were recovered from 1372.8 to 1377.3 mbsf with an average rate of penetration of 0.6 m/hr. Core 202R recovered 0.54 m of moderately altered basalt after an advance of 2 m. At the long anticipated announcement Core on deck! the galley erupted with jubilant post prandial applause and cheering that reverberated throughout the ship and across the Pacific. Core 203R recovered 0.12 m of basalt cobbles after an advance of 2.5 m.