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Stories by Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Last Core

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11-10-2011ANOTHER happy day – we are finishing up our last core as I write!

November 11, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: We CORKed it!

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11-07-2011Happy day happy day! We landed the CORK and unhooked from it successfully – our final CORK is in the hole!

November 7, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Searching for life in our new borehole and beyond

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean  11-03-2011 We have now finished with coring at Hole 1383C – 331.5 meters of hard rock basement were drilled and the hole looks very good for our next operations up – observatory installation!

November 3, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Stars and Their Infinite Reach

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11 – 1 – 2011 Today I have a guest post by another shipboard participant in expedition 336 here on the Joides Resolution.

November 1, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Coring the C Hole

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-28-2011It has been a busy and productive week out here in the middle of this big blue ocean.

October 28, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: New day, new challenges

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-21-2011Perhaps laying casing is not as dull as I was saying in an earlier post when I was noting that this particular stage of our operations here on the Joides Resolution drilling ship was rather slow, as we have been laying casing into sediments and rock in order to create a stable borehole for deep penetration.

October 21, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Picture Day

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-19-2011Remember picture day as a kid? When you or your parent(s) picked out an outfit suitable for that picture that would immortilize your face for that school year?

October 20, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Happy Hump Day!

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-17-2011 We have made it to the half-way point of the cruise – it is officially “Hump Day”!

October 18, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Seafloor laboratory installed

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 0-14-2011We finally have our first complete observatory installed!

October 16, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Mainly Microbe Monday

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10/10/2011 It is mainly microbe Monday! Mainly microbe Monday is the day when most of the scientific party – as well as many of the staff scientists – all don their T-shirts that were given out to them earlier in the cruise that sport the term “Mainly Microbe” on the front and the logo for the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) on the back.

October 12, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Readying for observatory

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10/8/2011We have finished a successful coring run here at our second North Pond observatory location.

October 10, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Core on Deck!

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10/6/2011 Last night around midnight our first core finally came on deck!

October 7, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Casing the hole

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10/3/2011We have drilled through sediments to upper most basement in order to put in casing that will prevent this hole from collapsing – Hole 1382A, or the first hole (A) for this new site (1382).

October 5, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: CORKs take II

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10/2/2011After fleeing the scene here at North Pond to escape the path of tropical storm Fillipe, we arrived back on site yesterday around noon to begin operations anew for our 2nd CORK deployment.

October 3, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Got CORK? Yes and no

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 9/30/2011I have good and bad news to report today about our operations over the past few days.

October 2, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: First successes

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 9/25/2011 Terrific couple of days out here – so good I have to wonder when the next problems are going to occur, like we are biding our time before some sort of disaster.We successfully retrieved the old CORK at Hole 395A, which was a remarkable operation.

September 27, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Topsy Turvy days

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 9/22/2011.WOW! The past two days have been a roller coaster ride.

September 24, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: Almost on site

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean After days of science meetings (like, A LOT) and preparations in the lab, we are nearly there now!

September 21, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

North Pond: We are off!

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean We have officially launched! You can learn even more about our expedition at the Joides Resolution website.I will be honest: the last couple of days have really stunk for me.

September 20, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial