Our second site is close to the island of Anholt in the Kattegat providing us with new views from the ship. This implies that we see less land and more waves. Sunrise is still equally beautiful.
The waves don’t really affect our work much because the ship is very stable and is kept at our sampling location with decimeter accuracy. For more details on how this is done and what else the crew and operations staff are doing to make this expedition run as smoothly as possible, read Carol’s entry in the expedition logbook at:
We’re now drilling beyond 80 meters depth and the cores are steadily coming in. The samples include clays from which it is sometimes difficult to extract sufficient pore water for analysis. We cherish every drop we can get and in such cases usually still can measure some basic parameters such as salinity and pH.