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Publisher’s notes

Funding for the program was provided by the following agencies at the time of this expedition:

National Science Foundation (NSF), United States

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan

European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China

Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)

Australian Research Council (ARC) and GNS Science (New Zealand), Australian/New Zealand Consortium

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) India

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the participating agencies, IODP Management International, Inc., or the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Implementing Organization.

Examples of how to cite this volume or part of this volume are available at​proceedings/​325/​325bib.htm.

Abbreviations for names of organizations and publications in IODP reference lists follow the style given in Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (published by American Chemical Society).

The central portal for all IODP data, including Expedition 325 data, is the Scientific Earth Drilling Information Service ( IODP mission-specific platform data are also downloadable from Downhole wireline data are archived at If you cannot access this site or need additional data, please contact:

Data Librarian, Dr. H.-J. Wallrabe-Adams
University of Bremen
Marum, Leobener Strasse
28359 Bremen
Tel: (40) 421-218-65592; Fax: (49) 421-218-65505

Supplemental data were provided by the authors and may not conform to IODP publication formats.

Some core photographs have been tonally enhanced to better illustrate particular features of interest. High-resolution images are available upon request.

Cover photograph shows Core 325-M0055A-4R and the derrick of the Expedition 325 drillship, the Greatship Maya. Photograph by C. Cotterill ©ECORD/IODP.

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