Going Out to Sea with the Rutgers Geology Museum!

PUFINS, or “Paleo Unsaturated-alkenone Fluxes In Northwest-Sediments,” is a research collaboration between the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington and the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. Led by Primary Investigator, Dr. Julian Sachs, and Chief Scientist, Dr. Liz Sikes, a team of international scientists will be venturing offshore Nova Scotia and New Jersey in the North Atlantic Ocean to collect a series of deep-sea sediment cores. The objective is to recover sediments from the last ~12,000 years to address questions about the “Holocene Conundrum”. This work will attempt to examine climate records in the North Atlantic Ocean that have previously shown an interval of climatic cooling during a time when most records indicate that the climate was warming.

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