The trip last week into Buraca Glorioso was a success! We collected drip water (almost 4 liters!) and were able to collect drip count data. The drip count data will help us determine the amount of time that it takes precipitation to go through the rocks and start dripping in the cave. Since central Portugal … Continue reading A successful trip to Portugal!
The last few days of fieldwork were reserved for finishing up mapping of marine terraces, organizing, labeling, and packing samples, and taking one last unsuccessful stab at collecting live deepwater clams. The weather has been warm and sunny with a light breeze – allowing some of us the unique experience of visiting Ingøya’s lighthouse. Much discussion took … Continue reading Wrapping up field work
Yesterday and part of today were dedicated to deepwater dredging. Erlend, Maddie, and crew set out for the small shelf break northeast of Ingøy. Thorleif, Al, and crew headed for deeper areas east of Ingøy we dubbed “the bowl.” On the way to the shelf break sites, Erlend called the coast guard to inquire about … Continue reading Two little clams
Al, Maddie, and Michael accompanied Captain Thorleif today in search of deepwater clams. Winds were low and weather was good. We left base camp before noon with a few spots in mind headed toward the northeast. Thorleif is the true expert when it comes to these waters and we must follow his guidance. Thorleif and … Continue reading ISO Deepwater clams
Between today and yesterday we collected a lot of shell material that washed up onto the local beach. This “gold mine” of samples will be used to extend the live-caught chronology that Maddie has been developing. We found about 100, well preserved, dead shells near the 6 meter depth site. We will use radiocarbon measurements … Continue reading Shallow water site: good progress!