Hi Amber - I was wondering, what data are the scientists collecting about the benthic organisms from the megacore? When I was on the Oden in Antarctica, we had some teams looking at persistent organic pollutants in the food chains, and also the possible effects of ocean acidification on the shells of mollucks and some echinoderms. Also, say Hi to Jeremy for me!! He was on the Oden!! Keep having fun and posting great journals!