Scientists Prepare Sediment Corer (image) University of Arizona Share Print E-Mail Caption Scientists on a research cruise prepare a sediment corer for deployment. The approximately 20-foot coring device will be lifted by a crane over the side of the ship and lowered to a depth of more than 2 miles, at which point the device will penetrate the seafloor and recover a sediment core. The length of the core would represent about 40,000 years of time. Credit Credit: Peter deMenocal Usage Restrictions This photo may only be used to illustrate a story about the research described in the news release, "Horn of Africa Drying Ever Faster as Climate Warms." The photo credit must run with the picture. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.