Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 04

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Volume 19, No. 4
Pages 143 - 143

Roseate Views on a Dusty Ship

Thomas Pletsch
First Paragraph

Wind picked up strongly and the wave crests became foamy on the afternoon of February 27, 1995. The JOIDES Resolution steamed at full speed up the West African coast, heading northward for the Canary Islands. We had just finished operations on Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 159, the first drilling campaign devoted to a unique continental margin in the Gulf of Guinea. With fascinating science and intense work, this cruise was both a stimulating and challenging experience for a novice like me.


Pletsch, T. 2006. Roseate views on a dusty ship. Oceanography 19(4):143, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.23.