A stalagmite is a type of speleothem that rises from the floor of a limestone cave due to the dripping of mineralized solutions and the deposition of calcium carbonate.
The corresponding formation ... > more
The Jurassic period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 200 Ma (million years ago) at the end of the Triassic to 146 Ma at the beginning of the Cretaceous. The Jurassic ... > more
Trace fossils are those details preserved in rocks that are indirect evidence of life. While we are most familiar with relatively spectacular fossil hard part remains such as shells and bones, trace ... > more
The Bering Strait is a sea strait between Cape Dezhnev, Russia, the easternmost point (169 degrees 43' W) of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, the westernmost point (168 degrees ... > more
The predicted effects of global warming are many and various, both for the environment and for human life. There is some speculation that global warming could, via a shutdown or slowdown of the ... > more
Hippocampus is a genus of fish known as Seahorses (family Syngnathidae). Seahorses range in size from 16 mm (the recently discovered Hippocampus denise) to 35 cm. They are notable for being one of ... > more
The climate is the weather averaged over a long period of time. Weather is the combination of events in the atmosphere and climate is the overall accumulated weather in a certain location. Over ... > more