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Project Acronym: TOWUTI | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5055

ins.: 2015-06-27 00:00; ( Age: 9 yrs )
By: Scientists
Category: Towuti_auto
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Towuti: 2015-06-27

What a rollercoaster this project has been.
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What a rollercoaster this project has been. Yesterday things were going beautifully. The day shift set a new single shift core recovery record not only for the project but for DOSECC as a whole: 79.3 meters. We were set to complete hole 2B early this morning, log the hole, and tow to our final site tomorrow. Then, at about 1:30 AM the drill got stuck in a tephra and we broke a rod somewhere near the lake bottom. After fishing for it for a while, we had to give up and lose a drill string to the sediments of Lake Towuti. Starting over now at a new hole, 2C, and hoping for better luck this time. (TDP on facebook)