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Friday, 03 July 2020

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Hopes for the Healing of a River: Northern River Otters on the Tuolumne 

Geotripper [23:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
I had the delightful privilege of watching a River Otter family hanging out along the Tuolumne River the other day. There were three of them, two adults and a juvenile. It's the most time I've ever seen any of them out of the water. It's a good sign that recovery is possible in a river system despite the abuses we've heaped on our wonderful gift of nature. The Gold Rush of 1848

Remembering Hugh and Ruth Downs - Fellow Travelers to Earth's North Pole, 1998 

Earthly Musings [20:37:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (99 visits) info
From left to right, Hugh Downs, Ruth Downs, Herbergers, and Buzz Aldrin. You may have heard that Hugh Downs, longtime TV personality at NBC and ABC, passed away on July 1, 2020. His obituary was published by the New York Times on July 2. I was fortunate to travel with Hugh Downs, his wife Ruth, and their friend and colleague Buzz Aldrin to the North Pole in July, 1998. He was filming a segment of the ABC program "20/20." Mr. Downs had previously filmed a 20/20 segment at the Amundsen-Scott [...]

Prehistoric Road Trip Videos 

Louisville Area Fossils [18:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
I watched a great show recently on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Passport Internet streaming site about paleontology in the western United States. The show was called Prehistoric Road Trip hosted by [...]

Ho hum 

James’ Empty Blog [17:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (105 visits) info
Haven't posted for a while, so how about a few minutes of James O'Brien to pass the

Las tiras dinosaurianas de Andertoons 

Koprolitos [10:22:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (120 visits) info
Desde una edad muy temprana, a Mark Anderson le encantaba dibujar y contar chistes. Llegó a persuadir a sus profesores para que le dejasen hacer sus deberes como si fuese un cómic. Y cuando le dijeron que [...]

Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures - Canyon de Chelly NM 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [00:52:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info
My next post about the Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures was from a rather snowy trip to Arizona where my wife ran an Ironman and then we did a tour of some of Arizona's National Parks, that [...]


ARCHEA [18:41:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (128 visits) info
The beautiful ammonite you see here nestled amongst the seaweed and modern oysters clinging to the grey shales of the Northumberland Formation is the late Cretaceous ammonite Pachydiscus suchiaensis. This is [...]

Reopening Mostly Erases Effects of Pandemic Reductions in CO2 Emissions 

State of the Planet [15:00:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (179 visits) info
Although emissions temporarily dipped due to coronavirus, the numbers are bouncing back quickly as economies

Mystery echinoderm from the Verulam formation 

Views of the Mahantango [06:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (82 visits) info
Below are some pictures of a mystery Echinoderm from the Verulam/Bobcaygeon formation. I am not entirely sure of the formation this comes from as it was found in an area that was close to the boundary of the [...] | Impressum