The A hole at each site will be measured using the multisensor track (MST) on board the ship, split and photographed. The core will not, however, be described. Split cores will be wrapped in "Glad Wrap" prior to storage in D-tubes. The A hole cores will be offloaded in Victoria at the conclusion of Leg 169S and transported to the Pacific Geoscience Centre for cold storage for a period of 1 yr.
The B and C holes will be retained unsplit on the ship. They will be measured using the MST during Leg 169 but will not be split or described. These cores will be offloaded at San Diego, California, and shipped to the core repository at ODP-TAMU for subsequent splitting, photography, desciption, and sampling.
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