Geobulletin alpha

News from the Geoblogosphere feed

New from Snet: Lithologs, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

sort by: date | clicks

Apatosaurine cervicals of the ancient Maya civilisation 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [21:03:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (61 visits) info
Our old sparring partner Cary Woodruff is a big fan of Monarobot, a Mexican artist who does all of her pieces in a Maya artistic style. So he commissioned this piece: Anyone can tell that this is an apatosaurine cervical in anterior view — but which apatosaurine cervical? SV-POW Dollars(*) await the first person to


ARCHEA [15:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info
You may recall the eight-metre Type Specimen of the ichthyosaur, Temnodontosaurus crassimanus, found in an alum quarry in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Museum was given this important ichthyosaur fossil back in 1857 when alum production was still a necessary staple of the textile industry. Without that industry, many wonderful specimens would likely never have been unearthed. These quarries are

Coryphodon and the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: Emily Randall’s Senior Independent Study thesis 

Wooster Geologists [14:08:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info
Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their [...]

At this Moment of Crisis........ 

Geology in the West Country [16:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info
At this Moment of Crisis........ Several correspondents have brought the following to my notice. I think it originated on EPOD, which contains much of interest.


Geology in the West Country [16:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
DOWN TO EARTH EXTRA - April 2020 You can get the latest edition HERE

Mary Anning's Grave 

Louisville Area Fossils [04:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
On a sunny and windy August day in 2016, I visited a coastal town called Lyme Regis in the county Dorset, England. This area is part of what is known as the Jurassic Coast which stretches approximately 150 km [...]

Viajando al pasado con George Williams 

Koprolitos [11:51:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Nos han gustado mucho mucho las ilustraciones de George Williams, artista procedente del noroeste de Inglaterra. Dibuja cómics y diseña personajes, y ha publicado en varios fanzines benéficos. Según [...]

That Oxford study, in full, in brief 

James’ Empty Blog [10:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
This post refers. And this manuscript which has received an unreasonable amount of attention. Here are a few simulations from the SEIR model I've been using, with different death rates (presented in the pic [...]

A letter from Charro the Iguana 

BEYONDbones [16:57:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info
By Charro  Hey y’all what’s up, it’s Charro here, your resident green iguana here at the museum. You might have seen me on walks around the grand hall with my caretaker. I am the orange and green guy [...]

Hardouinia kellumi echinoid from the Pee Dee formation 

Views of the Mahantango [08:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
Echinoids are cool critters that come in two basic flavors, regular and irregular. The regular echioids are the ones you see in aquariums and on nature shows with the long spines crawling along the bottom of [...]

Diamonds Make a Craton Bigger 

Geology in the West Country [16:15:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Baffin Island Kimberlites and the North Atlantic Craton A correspondent has brought THIS ARTICLE to my attention. Researchers working on kimberlites in southern Baffin Island found that wall rocks brought to [...]

Dominic Cummings 

James’ Empty Blog [13:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Dominic Cummings is a stupid person's clever person. That's it. That's the tweet. The long version is, he's a stupid person's clever person because he has read some popular science and juvenile edgy [...]

The Tinajas Altas Mountains and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge 

Earthly Musings [00:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs and gleams…”   Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, [...]

Trump says: "Party Like It's 1999 (cases)" 

Ontario-geofish [14:40:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Reference That blank space used to be filled with the old doctor.  He was like a hand-signer except with Italian gestures.  When Trump blurped out a lie, he would slap his face and express "Momma [...] | Impressum