|May 18 am, 2000
A quick update between core processing duties. Exciting developments are happening here in the Weddell Sea. Core sediments are different than what was anticipated, requiring a rethinking of what is happening under the ice at least in this area. I'll expand on this in a post later today when I'm off shift but basically we are finding in the sediments evidence that a lot of biologic activity was occurring in the water column under the ice shelf. Previously it was thought that waters under these floating ice shelves had minimal biologic activity. Core processing will be the order of the day the "night shift".