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July 6, 2015

Monday Geology Picture: Mud Cracks

For this week’s Monday Geology Picture, here’s a picture of some impressive mud cracks that I saw during a recent hike.


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April 7, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): A Few More Pictures from Rondevlei

For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” post I thought I would share a few more pictures from my recent visit to Rondevlei Nature Reserve here in the Western Cape of South Africa. I shared one picture last week. As a quick reminder, Rondevlei is a vlei or marsh that is home to the Western Cape’s only population of hippos. When I visited the vlei a little over a week ago, …


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March 31, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Mudcracks at Rondevlei

  Yesterday my husband and I visited the Rondevlei Nature Reserve here in the Western Cape of South Africa. Rondevlei is the only place in the Western Cape where hippos live. Hippos lived in the Western Cape historically, but they went extinct in the 1700s. A few hippos were re-introduced to Rondevlei in the 1980s. We didn’t see any hippos during our walk around Rondevlei– apparently hippos are seen in …


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August 6, 2012

Monday Geology Picture: Mudcracks

  Here is a delightful picture of some mudcracks, taken during somewhere in the western USA in Fall 2005 when I was on my undergraduate field program “The Stretch.” I don’t remember exactly where this picture was taken, but I recently found it again in my folder of field camp photos. I think this picture also shows little round imprints from a recent light rainfall on the mud– what do you …


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