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  1. Miss Drilling Project scientific staff, looks at Radiolaria skeletons in sedimentary material recovered on Leg Fourteen of DSDP. Scientists identify microfossils by paleontology methods to determine age of sediment retrieved from the ocean floor.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Musich, Lillian F.
    • Date: 1970
    • Topic: Women scientists--Portraits; Women in science--Portraits; Micropaleontology; Microscopes; Marine sediments; Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Format: image
  2. Caribbean Sea Drilling Sites - Twelve drilling sites were proposed in the Caribbean Sea for Leg Fifteen of the Deep Sea Drilling Project which is being conducted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. N. Terence Edgar, of Scripps, and John B. Saunders, of Texaco Trinidad Inc., cruise co-chief scientists for the expedition, plan to drill sites in the Venezuela and Columbia Basins utilizing a new technology (re-entry) that permits, in up to 15,000 feet of water, the engineers to pull up the drill string, replace a worn out bit and put the pipe back in the same hole on the ocean floor. Three sites - No. 3 in the Cariaco Trench, No. 5 on the Aves Swell, and No. 8 in the Venezuela Basin - will be drilled primarily to investigate the chemical properties of the cores and the water contained within the sediment. The interstitial or pore waters are instrumental in the formation of minerals and changes in sediment character after burial under the ocean floor. Cruise Operations Manager for the expedition will be Roy E. Anderson, of ESSO Exploration Inc., New York City. 14 October 1970

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project
    • Date: 1970-10-14
    • Topic: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Marine sediments; Submarine geology
    • Format: image
  3. Ancient Caribbean Rocks-Ancient sediment rocks found deep beneath the Caribbean Sea are examined by Norman Terence Edgar of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (left) and John B. Saunders of Texaco Trinidad Inc. (right). Both were cruise co-chief scientists aboard the Deep Sea Drilling Project Glomar Challenger during a recent cruise in the Caribbean Sea when these samples were collected. Fossils in the sediments tell geologists that the Caribbean Sea is a relatively young feature in the earth's surface. 1971

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project; Saunders, John B.; Edgar, Norman Terence, 1933-
    • Date: 1971
    • Topic: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Oceanographers; Marine sediments; Geology--Caribbean Sea; Submarine geology
    • Format: image
  4. DEEP SEA BASALT-Cruise Co-Chief Scientists Drs. Tjeerd H. van Andel, center, and G. Ross Heath, right, both from Oregon State University, examine a section of late Cretaceous basalt recovered at Site 163 - 600 miles Southeast of Hawaii - on Leg Sixteeen of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Cruise Operations Manager Dell Redding, of Phillips Petroleum Company, left, stands infront of a new three-cone "button bit" and a similar bit which was completely worn out after drilling through 164 feet of cherty sediments and 25 feet of basalt. Water depth at the site was 17,455 feet. Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California at San Diego, is managing institution for the Deep Sea Drilling Project under contract to the National Science Foundation

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Deep Sea Drilling Project; Glomar Challenger (Ship); Deep Sea Drilling Project; Redding, Dell; Van Andel, Tjeerd H. (Tjeerd Hendrik), 1923-; Heath, G. Ross (George Ross), 1939-
    • Date: 1971
    • Topic: Marine sediments; Bits (Drilling and boring); Deep Sea Drilling Project; Submarine geology; Oceanographers
    • Format: image