2008 Tawani Antarcitc Expedition Video

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In November 2008, an international team of distinguished scientists, educators and explorers embarked on a six week expedition to Antarctica. Their primary mission was to study the icy ecosystems of the Schirmacher Oasis and the perennially ice-covered Lake Untersee. In this exceptionally hostile environment, the team hoped to find a new species of "extremophile" - a hardy life form that exists and flourishes in conditions inhospitable to most known organisms. These discoveries could...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - David King

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The Cretaceous-Paleogene ("KT") Boundary In Belize and Alabama - David T. King, Jr., Department of Geology and Geography, Auburn University, Alabama: Belize - At Albion Island in northern Belize, Cretaceous-Paleogene (KT) boundary deposits, also known as the Albion formation, rest upon karsted and fractured Maastrichtian dolostones. These deposits consist of a basal impactoclastic clay layer (~ 1 to 2-m thick) and an upper carbonate-rich, coarse impactoclastic breccia layer (up to 15-m...

Calit2 Bluff Erosion Project

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The cliffs along the San Diego coastline are more than just fodder for picture postcards — a number of residential homes sit perched atop them, and in certain areas, the railroad tracks that serve Amtrak and County Coaster come within several feet of the cliff edge.

Life Behind Bars

Marine biologists employ genetic barcoding in the quest to positively identify fish species

San Diego Science Festival -- Lunch with a Laureate -- Dr. Mario Molina

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Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Molina has a conversation with students of Lincoln High School

Carbonated Oceans

An overload of carbon dioxide is acidifying seawater, posing a subtle but profound threat to marine invertebrates.