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Seafloor Fault Expedition 2018 – Log 6

After a long three-week cruise to study the sediment offshore Southern California, the crew is ready to head home!

Seafloor Fault Expedition 2018 – Log 6

We’re heading home! During this cruise, we completed 25 ROV dives, collected 130 vibracores, and 348 push cores. This totals over 20,000 centimeters of sediment cores collected during this expedition. Of those samples, we sliced, bagged, and labeled over 2,000 one-centimeter slices of mud and sand. Now the next phase begins: we analyze all these samples to understand what processes are occurring in these deep-sea canyons, basins, and faults offshore Southern California.

After a long, three-week cruise to study the sediment offshore Southern California, the crew is ready to head home!

About Seafloor Fault Expedition 2018

September 14 to October 2, 2018 – MBARI's Geological Changes group is studying submarine channels and seafloor faults offshore of Southern California.