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2810/2011 (comments: 0)

Toxic sediments...

Today, we will recover sediment samples from an area just offshore an old cellulose factory. From previous investigations, we know that the sediments in this area contain a high amount of toxins, like mercury and arsenic...

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2710/2011 (comments: 0)

It smells...!

By studying bathymetry maps and seismic profiles, which we have available in our survey room, 3 new coring sites were identified...

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2610/2011 (comments: 0)

Work in progress...

Today, we will try the vibro corer. The vibro corer is our heaviest coring equipment. It is a 6 m long coring device with a rig that is placed on the sea floor...

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2510/2011 (comments: 0)

On our way..

Today, Anna and I (Lovisa) are on our way from our work place (Geological Survey of Sweden or SGU) in Uppsala to the vessel Ocean Surveyor. The coming week we will work, live, sleep and eat on the vessel. During the week we will collect a lot of mud to be analysed for their content of pollutants (toxins)...

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