Dishing up a Slice of Geologic Layer Cake

(photo: H. Hawk)

There’s history written in the mud of the ocean floor.  Geologic Oceanography professor Ivano Aiello and the Geologic Oceanography class examine a sediment core pulled from the depths of Monterey Bay.  Changes in the size and composition of sediments along the core help researchers go back in time and understand processes at play in the historic ocean.

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