[Coral-List] Coring method

Michel Claereboudt michelc at squ.edu.om
Sun Jan 2 00:03:14 EST 2005

Can someone guide me to information for drilling cores in corals
i.e. types of drill (manufacturer?), type of bits, length of bits, 
method, tips and tricks...

The purpose of these cores is to assess changes if any of growth rates 
in the last 50-100 years in the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. They 
will be sliced and Xrayed. There is a lot of litterature on the second 
part of the method (xray, densitometry, fluorescence etc...) but 
nothing (so far) on the actual drilling process.


Dr Michel Claereboudt
Dpt. Marine Science and Fisheries
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University, Box 34
Al-Khod 123
Sultanate of Oman

Tel: (968) 24415 249, Fax: (968) 24413 418
email: michelc at squ.edu.om

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