Question Sheet: Deep Drilling at Sea


Before reading:

  1. What sorts of things would you expect to find drilling into the ocean floor?
  2. Why would scientists do research aboard a ship at sea?

During reading:

  1. What is the JOIDES Resolution?
  2. When did the ocean drilling program begin, and what was one of the first scientific discoveries made by researchers in the program?
  3. Explain why Andrew Fisher compares the deep sea drilling project to the Hubble space telescope.
  4. Describe the process that scientists go through once someo...

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