Researchers position a corer for deployment from the side of a research vessel. (Sea Education Association)
A small gravity corer that will be launched from the Sea Education Association vessel Robert C. Seamans. (Sea Education Association)
Students with the Sea Education Association use the gravity corer to recover two to three meter long cores onto the vessel Robert C. Seamans. (Sea Education Association)
A members of the ship’s crew helps deploy the corer using a crane. (Sea Education Association)
Split core from the Santa Monica basin off California collected on a Sea Education Association cruise aboard the Robert C. Seamans. The top of core containing softer sediment is to the left. The thin alternating black and green/brown layer may represent annual layers corresponding to rainy and dry seasons. The core diameter is four inches. (Sea Education Association)
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