Today is a truly monumental day for the ANDRILL project and myself: Franco 'Il Padrino' Talarico has named a clast after me. A picture of the clast, which occurs at around 439.5m below the sea floor, is included below:
As you can see from the picture, the clast and its namesake (me) share many of the same qualities. Both are a little rough around the edge, and judging from the sediment "snowballing" that the clast exhibits, both of us have had long and interesting journeys to get where we are now. But the thing we have most in common: when you cut us in half, both of us are red on the inside.