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Sunday, 06 October 2013
A couple of weeks ago, I went on a backpacking trip with my husband Jackie and five of our friends. We drove from our home in Cape Town, South Africa about seven hours down the coast to the Garden Route National Park. We went to hike the Tsitsikamma Trail, a 6 day, 60 km long trail that winds its way through the beautiful Tsitsikamma Mountains, which contain areas of indigenous
It's always hectic in the week or two after a major field trip, and this week is no exception, so it's a bit more difficult to post detailed explanations. I want to spend some time exploring the Cascades with you all, but for now, how about a short collection of photographs so you can see the kind of trip we had? We did a loop through the Cascades Range and Modoc Plateau of Northern
This fossil ammonite is an Asteroceras obtusum. These small creatures existed in the Lias of the Jurassic Period. It was found on the Charmouth coast of Dorset, England and is near the home of the famous paleontologist Mary Anning. The area is known for their fossils particularly ammonites. Is museum accession number is IP70250.These fossils are part of the Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana exhibit at the Museum of Natural History [...]
We were really out of touch. In the eight days we had been gone on the Colorado River (the Great Unknown), I sent one text from camp the first night (surprise, cellular coverage at mile 6!), and on the second or third night I had a two-minute conversation on the emergency satellite phone (we couldn't download a waiting message on the phone so we each checked on our loved ones; it turned out
These fossil ammonites are a Promicroceras sp. found in the Black Ven Marls Member. These small creatures existed in the Sinemurian age or stage (about 191 million years ago) in the Early Jurassic Period. This age was named in 1842 by Alcide d'Orbigny and named after the Semur-en-Brionnais, France [source Wikipedia]. Lyme Regis is found on the Charmouth coast of Dorset, England and is home of the famous paleontologist Mary Anning. Lyme Regis is [...]
... is very prolific.
The photo above taken in March 2012 is of an excavation for a building about half a kilometer away from my home. The developer struck water at around 30 feet below the surface. Water began gushing out of sheet cracks in the basalt rock. Within a couple of days the water level had risen to just a few feet below the surface and then stabilized.
The water level you
Disclaimer: although I'm one of the founding executive editors, I'm not speaking on their behalf.
GMD was set up about 5 years ago "to promote model development as a serious and worthwhile
activity, by providing a home for papers covering a wide range of aspects of the subject." I previously blogged a little about it here on the occasion of it first being included in the ISI list.
The Mars One project reports that 30,000 Americans have applied for one-way seats on their 2022 mission to Mars. The application fee is $38. Related: If you go might find lots of shale, conglomerate and volcanic rocks that remind you of
In the public's mind, geology is all about the deep past. But geologists wherever they go, even at home, live in what I call the deep present. It's an awareness that today's landscape is in a state of equilibrium, or near-equilibrium, with conditions over the most recent several thousand years. It's an awareness that a nice day today, or even whole peaceful centuries, don't mark the landscape as much as rare catastrophic events like superstorms, megadroughts or great earthquakes. Few other [...]
And here is Joides Resolution at Valdez. This is going to be home for the next couple of months.
Yellowstone National Park, and its enormous super volcano is home to more than half of the world's geothermal geysers. There are probably not a lot of people in the world who aren't familiar with the name "Old Faithful", one of the most famous geysers in the world, known for its punctual eruption timing, and spectacular steam and water spouts. Yellowstone on Wednesday got quite the surprise when one of it's less-reliable geysers had a sudden - and massive - burst of steam that rose nearly 400 [...]
Cretoxyrhina, our biggest shark,attacking a small Clidastes mosasaur.This Saturday (July 27), Bruce is turning 80 million and 39 years old! (80 million from the late Cretaceous and 39 since he was first discovered.) There'll be cake, kids activities, and free admission to the CFDC (!) all day, so be sure to drop by and see our new exhibits. Speaking of new exhibits, our Shark Week event (from August 12th to the 17th) is fast approaching and we're currently in the process of designing an [...]
It's that time of the year in the American Southwest - the annual summer monsoon. Just the other night Helen and I drove back from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and witnessed a stupendous storm cell that moved southwest over the San Francisco Peaks and down to the western Mogollon Rim. The lightning was ,well... electric... and sheets of rain fell on us for a full 20 miles from Kendrick Park to the city of Flagstaff. Our windshield wipers could not keep up with the spend that the rain fell. [...]
With a little over a week to go on Expedition 341, I thought I would reflect on my favorite spots on the ship. The JR has been our home for the past two months, and there are many things on this ship that I'm thankful for (the espresso maker & treadmill, to name a few!), but the following have been a highlight of this experience.
Sorry for the bad pic. My father found it near his home in Abiquiu. It has striations on the sides of the
The desert sultanate of Oman is home to some of the weirdest—and possibly most useful—rocks on earth. The stark Hajar mountains, near the border with Saudi Arabia, contain a chunk of earth’s mantle—a zone that makes up most of earth’s mass, but normally lies inaccessible to humans, far below the surface. Here, though, a sliver of mantle has made its way up to where we can see and touch it. The outcrop has drawn scientists looking for clues to the dynamics of the deep earth; the [...]
Yesterday saw the remainder of my companions depart back for home. I am now flying solo. But, just for a few days until a special guest arrives. For my first solo day I was planning on finishing up the sampling at the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks site, but the weather decided to alter that a bit. I
nationalgeographic.com I’ve never been to Mars, but I’ve been close. From my Salt Lake City home, the journey takes a relatively scant four and a half hours – through the smoggy sprawl of the valley and over lonely highways pocked here and there by small Utah farming towns before reaching the tourist-dependent outpost of Hanksville.
ksl.com Two Thursday night fires in Utah County served as a reminder that fire season is upon the state. Wildfires may not be entirely preventable, but steps can be taken to help prevent fires and to prepare your home and family in case of evacuation. READ MORE MORE
CATANIA, SICILY, ITALY–The IBA meeting has now ended and, as this is posted, I should be winging my way home across the Atlantic. It was a fantastic experience. This is a unique organization, of which I’m now proud to be a member of council. It is a combination of paleontologists and biologists who share a