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Storm Aborts Antarctic Drilling Project

Science  07 Nov 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5340, pp. 1007
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5340.1007b

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A fierce storm off the Antarctic coast has forced scientists to abandon work on an eagerly awaited drilling project weeks earlier than they had planned. Researchers now must wait at least another year for long-sought data on key geologic events that shaped the frozen continent. But there was some good news: Before they aborted the drilling, researchers retrieved sediment from a period never before sampled in the region.