Monday, May 6, 2013

Geo 365: May 7, Day 127: May 6 Teasers

This week's posts will try to catch a few of the highlights of each day's travels, and will be posted (I hope daily) at the end of the day. I won't have time or energy to say much about them, but I'll be posting more than one.
 "The Wall," an enigmatically tall, vertical, and resistant outcrop of Tyee Formation.
The tsunami exhibit at Hatfield Marine Science Center, south of the Yaquina Bay at Newport. I was not terribly impressed with the exhibit. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't terribly good either. And regarding the evacuation plan... well, don't get caught on this side of the bay when the big one hits.
 A "black smoker." I think all the pieces here are from the Juan de Fuca Ridge, but I'm not sure.
And a spectacular view of the paired ring dikes from Otter Rock. Devil's Punchbowl is on the end of the point in the uppermost right. It was not at all clear from our stop at the Punchbowl that even with a good negative tide whether the dike would be accessible on the ground- and today was not a terribly good tide. But from this vantage point, it was pretty clear that if we had set out before low tide, we could have easily got to it, even today. At this point though, timing was running tight for a dinner appointment, and we were about half an hour past low tide. So even if we blew off dinner, this was not going to be the day to go look at it up close.

Photos unmodified. May 6, 2013. Locations will be specified when I post on these spots in more detail.

1 comment:

Hollis said...

very cool ring dike photo!