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Geoblogosphere weekly review (15th week of 2012, 709 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (29 posts)
  2. Tierra de Dinosaurios (11 posts)
  3. Arizona Geology (10 posts)
  4. Geopark Araripe (9 posts)
  5. State of the Planet (9 posts)
  6. Ontario-geofish (7 posts)
  7. Geology News (7 posts)
  8. I think mining (7 posts)
  9. JOIDES Resolution blogs (7 posts)
  10. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (6 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (1594 visits)
  2. Volcano Science And News Blog (1160 visits)
  3. News (1136 visits)
  4. Geology News (668 visits)
  5. The Prep Lounge (617 visits)
  6. Arizona Geology (534 visits)
  7. Geology in the West Country (459 visits)
  8. History of Geology (435 visits)
  9. Olelog (420 visits)
  10. State of the Planet (404 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. Energy (8)
  2. summary (8)
  3. flickr (7)
  4. Similar Posts (7)
  5. Geology News (7)
  6. Daily Geology Photos (7)
  7. Dinosaurs (7)
  8. geology-related photos (7)
  9. fossil (6)
  10. Climate (6)
Top places:
  1. Brazil (13)
  2. United States (8)
  3. Arizona (8)
  4. New York (7)
  5. Fonte (7)
  6. Belgium (7)
  7. Switzerland (6)
  8. Iceland (5)
  9. California (5)
  10. Texas (4)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Silurian (4)
  2. Devonian (3)
  3. Cretaceous (3)
  4. Neogene (2)
  5. Triassic (2)
  6. Carboniferous (2)
  7. Ordovician (2)
  8. Quaternary (2)
  9. Permian (1)
  10. Mesozoic (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Fossil collecting – a delicate balance act

Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings [2012-04-02 10:34:47]   recommend this post  (604 visits)
Outside of buying a token ammonite from a museum gift shop or a seaside fossil shop one might not think there was a huge amount of trade in the buying and selling of the remains of ancient animals. In fact it is a big business and people can, and [...]

Seattle FPCS Schedule is here- plus new FPCS website

The Prep Lounge [2012-04-06 05:16:00]   recommend this post  (494 visits)
The schedule of this year's Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium can be downloaded from the new FPCS website (work in progress) hosted at There are a bunch of great talks, workshops, field trips, and more slated for this [...]

The giant, feathered tyrannosaur Yutyrannus huali

Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings [2012-04-04 19:02:32]   recommend this post  (436 visits)
So perhaps inevitably the fossil beds of Liaoning in China have coughed up yet another fascinating feathered dinosaur. Yutyrannus huali (which translates as the ‘beautiful feathered tyrant’) is big – as big as some of the Late [...]

Mali, Azawad, Taoudenni, and oil

Olelog [2012-04-06 12:01:02]   recommend this post  (420 visits)
The Taoudenni Basin covers large parts of the West African craton in Mauritania and Mali. It is of considerable interest due to its possible reserves of oil. The remote location and hostile environment of the Sahara desert would make extraction [...]

Daily Geology Photos – April 5

Geology News [2012-04-05 18:20:08]   recommend this post  (390 visits)
A summary of photos posted on flickr today, tagged with “geology.” Displayed below are 60 geology-related photos were added to flickr today. Similar Posts on Geology News: Daily Geology Photos – September 23 Daily Geology Photos [...]

Were dinosaurs aquatic?

Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings [2012-04-03 12:00:54]   recommend this post  (388 visits)
By which I mean did large dinosaurs, mostly, primarily, predominantly, or exclusively live in water.   No.   But if you want to read something by someone who thinks they did, try this: [...]

Earthquake Swarm and Possible Dike Intrusion at Krísuvík Volcano in Iceland

Volcano Science And News Blog [2012-04-03 01:10:00]   1 recommendations  (361 visits)
There is not a whole lot going on in the world in respect to new eruptions or volcanoes at this moment, however Iceland is always fascinating to watch. Today there was a swarm of quakes just SW of the Kleifarvatn lake, just south of the epicenter [...]

Strange Skull rewrites History of Man

History of Geology [2012-04-01 13:43:55]   recommend this post  (357 visits)
In the early 20th century the search for our ancestors – the supposed “missing links” between man and the animal kingdom – was a crucial task in the new emerging field of human palaeontology. First results came from Germany [...]

Video from El Hierro's Underwater Volcano Released

Volcano Science And News Blog [2012-04-03 20:19:00]   recommend this post  (351 visits)
Video of the actual volcano underwater off the coast of La Restinga, El Hierro in the Canary Islands (Spain) shows a degassing and slowly erupting cone. The video, published by IGN (Institutio Geografico National) shows in very clear [...]

Thursday 5th April - Tidal circulation in ancient epicontinental seas

Geology in the West Country [2012-04-01 15:57:00]   recommend this post  (340 visits)
Further details of this lecture by Dr. Peter Allison, from the Earth Science and Engineering Dept at Imperial College, London can be found on the Bath Geological Society's website.The lectures starts at 7.30 p.m. at 16 Queen Square, Bath. Everyone [...] | Impressum