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Sci. Dril., 21, 29–40, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/sd-21-29-2016
Sci. Dril., 21, 29–40, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/sd-21-29-2016
Science report
27 Jul 2016
Science report | 27 Jul 2016

The Towuti Drilling Project: paleoenvironments, biological evolution, and geomicrobiology of a tropical Pacific lake

James M. Russell et al.

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The Towuti Drilling Project seeks to understand the long-term environmental and climatic history of the tropical western Pacific and to discover the unique microbes that live in metal-rich sediments. To accomplish these goals, in 2015 we carried out a scientific drilling project on Lake Towuti, located in central Indonesia. We recovered over 1000 m of core, and our deepest core extended 175 m below the lake floor and gives us a complete record of the lake.