The reports are in; at the Natal Valley site we’ve recovered sediment back to about 6 million years, with a pretty constant sedimentation rate of 4-5 cm per thousand years. Lots of exciting science is sure to come out of this when all is said and done.
We’re currently steaming south to our next core site on the southwestern flank of the Agulhas Plateau. ETA is Tuesday morning, then 8 days of coring. In the meantime, we’ve been busying ourselves with science talks, and watching the waves, looking out for wildlife. Today we were rewarded with a whale sighting.