The JOIDES Resolution drill ship is back in Wellington after spending the last two months recovering sediment cores from off the east coast of the South Island. The photo shows the ship being loaded with fresh supplies in the Port of Wellington.
The expedition was very successful, with several holes being drilled, one of which was over 1900 metres deep. This is the deepest individual core drilled so far by the JOIDES Resolution. All of the rock retrieved has generated thousands of samples for analysis. In a few days the ship will depart for another trip, this time close to the coast of Antarctica.