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Site: DR-1B

Priority: 3

Position: 8°57.7'N, 54°7'W

Water Depth: 1610 m

Target Drilling Depth: 1000 mbsf

Approved Maximum Penetration: 1000 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: Primary line GeoB01-212, crossing line GeoB01-213

Objective: The primary objective for Site DR-1B is to sample mid-Cretaceous sediments at shallow paleowater depth (upper slope) to obtain information about the upper boundary of the oxygen minimum zone during OAEs and its fluctuation through time.

Drilling Program: Double APC/XCB to refusal, RCB from XCB refusal depth to 1000 mbsf.

Logging Program: Triple combo and FMS-sonic.

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Foraminifer-nannofossil ooze, chalk, carbonaceous claystone, and black shales.

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