An oddly incomplete article is over at the Tenerife News Online. Despite its revealing title of An Interview with Professor Searle – MICHAEL – IN NEED AN INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH – WHO DID THE INTERVIEW ETC , Searle provides some interesting commentary on the first expedition of the RSS James Cook..
The drill could produce some good samples of mantle rock, but as I said the sediment cover in many places was thicker than we expected. We are therefore thinking about writing a proposal for funding to bring a larger drill here to penetrate deeper. But don’t worry, the mantle substance at the bottom of the sea is a type of rock, too. So… no dramatic effects there…The water in the Atlantic is not going to drain out!”