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February 11, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): University Coral Outcrop

For this week’s Monday Geology Picture post, I thought I would share a few more pictures from my class field trip to Barbados back in 2009. One day we visited a well-known coral outcrop located adjacent to the University of the West Indies. You could tell that geologists had been there before by all the drill holes!  


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February 4, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Rocks and a Turtle

When I was back in Barbados for a student field trip back in 2009, I caught sight of a beautiful sea turtle one day. I didn’t have a very good camera back then, so I didn’t take a great picture of the turtle. The picture may not do the moment justice, but I still recall how magical it felt to observe a beautiful green sea turtle in a turquoise sea. …


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January 28, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Coral in the Backyard

If you live in Barbados, don’t be surprised if one day a group of geologists shows up in your backyard… especially if there are coral rocks in your backyard, which is likely considering how much coral, both modern and fossil, is found on Barbados.


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January 21, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Coral Boulders on the Beach in Barbados

Back in June 2009 I visited the lovely tropical island of Barbados for a week for a paleoclimate field trip as part of one of my graduate school courses. I never blogged about this trip (I only started Georneys in late 2010), so I thought that I would share some pictures from this Barbados trip over the next few weeks. Hope you enjoy! From the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution website, …


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December 14, 2011

Wednesday Geology Picture: A Barbadian Coral Boulder

Geology picture-a-day week continues here at Georneys. Today’s picture shows an impressive boulder of coral on a beach in Barbados. The lowermost part of the boulder has been undercut by wave erosion, providing a perfect nook for some geology students to take a closer look at the fossilized coral preserved in the boulder. The top part of the boulder has some soil and vegetation that has developed– a miniature island …


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