We finished drilling 5th site, Limpopo River.
The sediment was accumulated in a moderate rate and we could reach to Late Miocene.
The sediment contain amazing number of foraminifers. It will be a great paleoceanographic record that we will make during the post-cruise phase.
However, Sedimentation pattern of this site is quite complex, so we concern about sediment drift. Chronology will be the most important issue when we discuss the isotopic and paleontological records obtained from this core.
Now we are heading for the last drilling site, Cape Town. But we have not yet finished describing the sediment from Limpopo as well as that from Mozambique Chanel sediment.
At the same time, we have to think about our post-cruise research and discuss with a lot of people about sampling strategy or potential collaboration.