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May 26, 2013

The Big Pineapple in Bathurst, South Africa

Back in early April I traveled from my home in Cape Town, South Africa to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. I went for a long weekend to visit my husband in Grahamstown. My husband periodically spends several weeks in Grahamstown as he is working (part-time) on his masters degree in Exploration Geology at Rhodes University. I also visited the Eastern Cape back in December. I’m really enjoying exploring the Eastern Cape. …

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February 25, 2013

Monday Geology Picture: More Dassies (Rock Hyraxes)

Last week, I shared some pictures of some dassies or rock hyraxes along the Breede River. This week, I thought I would share another picture of dassies in the Cape Town, South Africa area, courtesy of my friend Joy.

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February 18, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Sandstone and Dassies along the Breede River, South Africa

This past weekend my husband and I traveled down to Robertson, South Africa to visit family. We’ve been wanting to do a river trip for awhile, so we booked a kayaking trip along the Breede River for Saturday. The Breede is a very beautiful river, and we saw some incredible birds– most of which flew away before we could take a good picture of them! We stopped for a snack and …

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February 10, 2013

Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town in Pictures

Today my husband and I visited the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa. I highly recommend a visit to the aquarium for anyone in the area. Below is a gallery of a few pictures from our visit. Enjoy! Click on any of the pictures below for a larger version.

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January 10, 2013

LASI V: Biological Interlude #3

More geology posts about the LASI V workshop are coming, but meanwhile here’s another biological interlude. One day during the  Karoo field trip, we spotted a dung beetle. Dung beetles are pretty neat little critters, actually. And they can move balls of dung remarkably quickly!

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January 3, 2013

LASI V: Biological Interlude #2

I’m still busy writing up some more exciting geology posts related to the LASI V workshop, but meanwhile here’s another biological interlude. You may remember that back in October I wrote about an interesting monkey warning sign at Pine Lodge, the venue for the LASI V talks. A day later, I walked out of my room to go over to breakfast and– sure enough– encountered a vervet monkey.

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December 8, 2012

LASI V: Biological Interlude #1

So, I’ve been meaning to put up another LASI V post or two, but I’ve been extremely busy with my day job over the past few weeks. I hope to have another substantive LASI V post up soon, but in the meantime here’s a lovely biological interlude post that contains pictures of some vegetation which I observed during the LASI V field trip to South Africa’s Karoo. As I geologist, …

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October 28, 2012

LASI V: Beware the Vervet Monkeys

This afternoon I arrived at Pine Lodge, the venue for the LASI V workshop. The facilities are very nice here (I’m currently sitting next to the pool and hot tub and catching up on some blogging and other work), but you do need to be careful to close the doors and windows of your room when you leave because there are thieves around… monkey thieves! Specifically, adorable but mischievous vervet monkeys. …

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September 5, 2012

Muskoxen Near Nome, Alaska

Here’s a little biological interlude: pictures of some muskoxen which I encountered on the arctic tundra just outside of Nome, where I’m currently working. There is some tension between the muskoxen and the citizens of Nome. Muskoxen can be aggressive towards dogs and small children, and they often wander into people’s backyards. Here’s a recent example of some of the tension between muskoxen, people, and dogs. Personally, I like observing the …

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August 11, 2012

Whale Carcass on the Beach in Nome, Alaska

Here’s a bit of a biological interlude. I’m currently spending about two months in Nome, Alaska working for a marine gold exploration company as I explained before. I’m really loving my job so far, but I can’t share pictures or information related to my work. However, I can share some pictures from the town and surrounds. Currently, there is a giant whale carcass on one of the beaches here in …

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