The core is taken into the core receiving area where it is labeled. This process is one which, in times past, was done totally by hand. The core technicians would scribe the core name into the liner with a rotary drill. Kevin Werts (Underway Geophysics Laboratory, IODP-USIO/TAMU) is shown loading the automated laser engraver now being used. This engraver unit receives data from the ship’s data system, then it etches the information on the liner. In addition, bar-coded labels are printed and placed on the end caps of the cut core and liner. (Credit: Bill Crawford, IODP/TAMU) [Photo ID: exp351_029]

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