Coring both above and below the water!

So in addition to the “Long core” Holocene drilling campaign taking place at One Tree Reef, members of the GRG have also been busy coring the “spur and groove” formation, which make up part of the reef front and also cyclone blocks, which have been thrown up onto the reef flat!

In collecting cores from many of these different reef zones, we hope to have a better understanding on how the Great Barrier Reef has evolved and developed over the past 130 ka!

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James drilling the side of a spur

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Bev drilling the top of a spur

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Drilling into a cyclone block

Stay tuned for more updates!

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