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Squeaky Sand on the Friendly Beach

The white sands of Friendly Beach, Tasmania, Tasmania, squeak under every step. The sand is nearly pure silica, originating in quartz-baring rocks, eroded into sand, compacted into sandstone, and re-eroded into fine, smooth, rounded grains. The black rock shore platforms … Continue reading

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Sand Bubbler Crabs

Scopimera inflata is an artist among crabs, creating beautiful patterns of tiny sand spheres while foraging for food. The crab scuttles from its hole, and begins rolling balls while sucking any algae and other nutritious goodies from the sand. The … Continue reading

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Best of the Earth Observatory

Oooh, look! Pretty pictures! To celebrate the 10th anniversary, NASA’s Earth Observatory is taking votes on their very best Image of the Day. Some of these are familiar to me, resonating with the familiarity of Apollo’s “Earthrise,” while others are … Continue reading

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Coastal Geomorphology: details of stops

This is a gallery of photos from the Coastal Geomorphology field trip. The sites are numbered in accordance with the trip map in chronological order (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). Clicking each thumbnail will bring up a new page with … Continue reading

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Coastal Geomorphology: An Overview

The VEIPS Coastal Geomorphology course resulted in over a hundred pages of notes (48 handwritten + 61 photos) and over a thousand photographs from the last five days. Geomorphology is the processes by which landforms are created; coastal geomorphology involves … Continue reading

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