We'll be continuing to collect sediment cores from Rano Kau for the rest of the week. So far, it looks like we're achieving promising results. Today's picture shows a nice 50 cm sample from one of our two devices. It shows some good layered sediments, as well as some fibrous vegetation that was dragged along on the outside of the corer.As you can see from David's shirt, this is a grimy job. When done well, it produces excellent results.
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