The "mud team" sieveing through the box cores

Every box core required hours of sieving through the mud in search of both living and remnant life. Though their job appeared a bit tedious, the “mud people’s” jokes and lighthearted humor made finding volunteers to assist them quite easy. Image courtesy of Arctic Exploration 2002, Mike Vecchione, NOAA/Smithsonian Institution, NOAA/OER.

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