Sediment coring off the Galápagos Islands

Apr 20, 09 Sediment coring off the Galápagos Islands

While doing my master’s in oceanography at Dal, I had the opportunity to sail on the R/V Knorr for a coring expedition targeting the Galápagos platform and the Peruvian Margin. We departed from and returned to port at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos, Ecuador.

In addition to being on one of the best sediment coring vessels in the world, I got to stay at the Charles Darwin Research Foundation in Puerto Ayora where I swam with endemic marine iguanas and tried to fall asleep to the surprisingly loud sound of mating Galápagos giant tortoises.