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Our First Coring Attempt

ABOARD THE JOIDES RESOLUTION, OFF THE COAST OF WILKES LAND, ANTARCTICA– Hello Everyone! Here is Video Blog #2 from IODP Expedition 318, Wilkes Land, Antarctica. Here we see our very first try at drilling a hole in the seafloor 3800 meters below the ship – the first real work of the expedition and the first time any attempt has been made to drill at this spot. There is a surprise ending! But not to worry – the expedition goes on!

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  1. It’s hard to believe you’re on a ship, everything looks so vast, like a factory floor. I bet you could get really hurt if one of those hooks swung around and hit you in the back–no wonder the guys are wearing hard hats!

  2. Rob Dunbar is the man!