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August 26, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Coral on the Beach, Zanzibar

For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” post, I’m continuing with sharing some pictures from my vacation in Zanzibar back in June 2013. I thought I would share some pictures of a coral terrace on the beach near the village of Matemwe. My husband and I stayed at the beautiful resort of Azanzi near Matemwe. Most of the coral found along the beaches in Zanzibar is likely of Marine Isotope Stage …

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August 19, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): More Coral Building Stones in Zanzibar

Last week I shared some pictures of a coral palace in Zanzibar. This week, I’m sharing a few pictures of modern coral houses in the beachside village of Matemwe, which is located on Zanzibar’s northeastern coast. These days, more and more buildings in Zanzibar are being built out of concrete. This may be a good thing since mining of coral rock may not be the most eco-friendly building practice. However, …

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August 12, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): A Coral Palace in Zanzibar

This week I’m continuing with sharing some pictures from my recent vacation in Zanzibar back in June 2013. There is plenty of coral around Zanzibar, and my husband and I noticed that many of Zanzibar’s buildings– both ancient and modern– have been built with coral blocks. As an example, the picture above shows a coral building stone in the Princess Mtoni Ruins, the remains of the childhood home of Princess …

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August 5, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Fossil Corals on Chumbe Island, Zanzibar

Last week I shared some pictures of giant clam fossils on Chumbe Island, Zanzibar. This week, I’d sharing some pictures of fossil corals that I observed on Chumbe Island. Can anyone identify the corals?

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July 29, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Giant Fossil Clams on Chumbe Island, Zanzibar

Back in June my husband and I went on a week-long vacation to Zanzibar, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania. When I told my American friends that I was going on vacation to Zanzibar, they mostly responded, “Wow! That sounds so exotic! Where is that, exactly?” However, when I told my South African friends that I was going on vacation in Zanzibar, many of …

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