R/V Western Flyer Wind Farm Expedition 2019
MBARI geologists, led by Charlie Paull, set out to study the seafloor in a large area offshore Morro Bay, California, where a potential wind farm is being considered. This video is a fun (and speedy) depiction of a day in the life of marine geologists on the R/V Western Flyer during their February 2019 expedition.
During this cruise, they completed 12 ROV dives, collected 49 vibracores, and 201 push cores. The length of these samples total 11,215 centimeters of sediment cores. Of that, they sliced, bagged, and labeled over 4,009 one-centimeter slices of mud. The hope is that these muddy samples can shed some light on how the sediment features were formed.
See the expedition log: https://www.mbari.org/windfarm_expedition_2019/
Video edited and produced by Natasha Chapplow (MBARI collaborator, Durham University).