Today was a busy day; three dredges completed; all of which returned peridotite, with a lot of the peridotites being mylonites. Sentry completed it’s dive and was recovered, and this evening we re-started our multi-beam survey, quickly discovering another core complex. It will take about 5.5 days to complete our multi beam survey, which leaves about 5-6 days for further dredging and Sentry dives in the oblique spreading ridge segment.
The peridiotite mylonites and ultramylonites are spectacular; some fresh and some not, and dredged from the 75 km long, corrugated, domal peridotite ridge we’ve been mapping.
And, we even found time to “shrink some polystyrene cups”.