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Deploying 14,000 feet of Drill Pipe

ABOARD THE JOIDES RESOLUTION, OFF THE COAST OF WILKES LAND, ANTARCTICA– This video shows the mechanics of putting 14,000 feet of drill pipe into the water beneath the ship. Quite an operation to watch with everyone performing as though a cast member in a complicated ballet production. The next video will focus on the science being done in the labs out here on Expedition 318 of the Integrative Ocean Drilling Program.

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5 Responses »

  1. Loved the video.

  2. Hey Rob,

    Fantastic video! One of the best ever. I know I’ll be referring to it often.


  3. Indeed, a great video!

    As the father of Sandra Passchier (sedimentologist) I follow the expedition day by day from The Netherlands. Reading my daughter’s blog on the site of Montclair State University, but also following all the other blogs and video reports coming from the Joides Resolution. Good luck! Give my best wishes to my daughter.

  4. My favorite quote “you don’t see that everyday” No indeed!

  5. Wowweeee, no I don’t see that every day!