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Saturday, 18 March 2023

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Across the Ganges to southwest Bangladesh and the Sundarbans 

State of the Planet [11:56:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (246 visits) info
Our group of 23 American and Bangladeshi students and professors traveled from the Jamuna River to the Ganges and Gorai Rivers and then down to an embanked island on the edge of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove

Venus Erupts! - or did in 1991 

Geology in the West Country [16:16:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (94 visits) info
 Venus Erupts! - or did in 1991 This story has started to appear in various places - for example HERE, HERE and HERE. All these are based on THIS ARTICLE in Science. It is well known that studying Venus is very difficult. The surface is an extraordinarily hostile environment - high pressures and temperatures. Its surface has been mapped by radar from satellites orbiting the planet. In particular the Magellan satellite did this in the early 1990s. And some areas were mapped twice. And one [...]

The Old Man and the Sea -- Ocean currents -- March 18, 2023 

Ontario-geofish [22:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (82 visits) info
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 We have our new map of the ocean currents, and it looks about the same as always.  I haven't detected a major change for the last couple of years.What is the mechanism of the Pacific Ocean cycles?  The [...]

LOVE THE WILD: KU'MIS 

ARCHEA [21:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
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Look how epic this little guy is! He is a crab — and if you asked him, the fiercest warrior that ever lived. While that may not be strictly true, crabs do have the heart of a warrior and will raise their [...]

Shallow M6.7 earthquake in Equador 

Ontario-geofish [18:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (73 visits) info
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 This is a bad place to have an earthquake.  Right at the port facilities, and you know that all the foundations are sludge.  We'll see the reports later.ps.   not a thrust earthquake, so the ground [...]

Barycrinus stellatus Crinoid Calyx Fossil 

Louisville Area Fossils [19:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
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Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Specimen Catalog Number:  USNM PAL 39942 Specimen GUID:             http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/m3d84e97de-ad18-4d93-b196-63b98eb801e1 Specimen [...]
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