|Lake Christabel J.Thomson@GNS Science|
High pressure air is then applied to the piston which pushes the 6 metre coring pipe into the mud, releasing clouds of bubbles up to the surface. These bubbles allow Sean and Jamie to monitor what is going on with the corer at depth.
|Lake Christabel Corer Retrieval J.Thomson@GNS Science|
The PVC tube containing the core is then cut into 1.5 metre lengths for ease of transport. Each tube is carefully labelled to avoid any confusion about where it was taken from and its relationship to the other samples.
|Lake Christabel Flight J.Thomson@GNS Science|