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(non-disaster) Geoscience items I linked to on various social media platforms: It took getting stuck in the Terrace Airport for me to finally discover the Earth Science Picture of the Day Singing sand dunes, paired up with Martian sands in … Continue reading

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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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