Thursday, September 25, 2014

Geo 730: September 25, Day 633: The Other Rocks

The rocky island from two days ago is to the left in this photo, and you can see a larger one in the foreground and a third in the back right. The foreground rock is also covered with nesting birds, which commenter Bob P. identified yesterday as predominantly common murres (I think there are some cormorants in there too, the black ones in the second crop in yesterday's post). Whodathunk, when this Columbia River Basalt erupted some 16 to 18 million years ago, that it would later be infested with marine-dwelling dinosaurs?

Photo unaltered. July 15, 2014. FlashEarth Location.

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