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Scientists Celebrate a Long-Dead Whale

Scientists Celebrate a Long-Dead Whale

Why is a rotting whale on the Antarctic seafloor exciting to geologists?

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

Enjoy a quiet canyon amid the noise, haste and rumpled rocks of the East Bay.

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Side Trips from Interstate 5: The Deep San Joaquin Valley

Side Trips from Interstate 5: The Deep San Joaquin Valley

The Central Valley has rocks and oil, but its geology also includes water and fossils. See them in this side trip during your next drive south.

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Confounding Concretions

Confounding Concretions

Not crystals, not meteorites and not fossils, concretions puzzle people who find them. Geologists find them only slightly less puzzling than the general public.

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Fossil Collecting in the Bay Area

Fossil Collecting in the Bay Area

Many parts of the Bay Area have fossils. Can we collect them? Some situations are clear; others not so much. Perhaps it could be easier.

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New Fossils from the Caldecott Tunnel

New Fossils from the Caldecott Tunnel

Paleontologists have shown new fossils from beneath the Berkeley Hills, where the Caldecott Tunnel is being expanded with a fourth bore.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Alum Rock Park

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Alum Rock Park

A hundred years ago Alum Rock Park was a big health spa, with a rail line direct from downtown to the warm mineral springs. Today the springs still run among the upturned rocks between the Hayward and Calaveras faults.

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Earthquake Warning Signs in Tiny Marine Fossils

Earthquake Warning Signs in Tiny Marine Fossils

It feels like the world is still shaking from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit northern Japan on Friday.

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