We thank our shipmates on Leg 175, officers, crew, technicians, and scientists, for making it all possible. The critical and constructive comments of R. Schneider and an anonymous reviewer improved the final version of this manuscript. J.C. Herguera, C.B. Lange, and T. Rathburn provided thoughtful discussions and suggestions on an earlier draft. We acknowledge R. Schneider for making available raw data for core GeoB1016. This research was supported by the JOI/USSSP postcruise grant 175-F000630 and by a fellowship from the Basque Country Government to M.E.P.