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Coring the Ocean Floor
This site explains how core samples are taken from the ocean floor. Topics include how research cruises are planned, who makes up the crew of a research vessel, and what a cruise track is. Links to additional information are embedded in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-888
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)