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 R/V Western Flyer

Purpose: [4/3: Revised participant list.] [3/5: Revised participant list.] The objective of this expedition is to identify the location of the San Gregorio Fault Zone where it crosses the Northern flank of the Monterey canyon, and to sample sediments transects across this fault trace. A second objective is to take core transects along the edge of the areas that have been mapped at 5-cm resolution under the Ocean Imaging Project (#901101). All these areas are on the Canyon floor at ~2,900 m. A third objective is to collect vibracores of the flanks of the Monterey Canyon at the same depths where sediment traps had been placed in the past above the Canyon thalweg.

Chief scientist: Charlie Paull

Scheduled start time: 4/14/2014 4:00:00 PM UTC
[4/14/2014 9:00:00 AM Pacific]

Scheduled end time: 4/21/2014 UTC
[4/20/2014 5:00:00 PM Pacific]

Equipment: Pore Water van, Vibracoring system, Swing ROV arm for core liners storage, 2 ropaks for core storage, Heat probe, Bio box, Push cores, Niskin bottles for ROV