Tuesday, July 27, 2010

so thats what happened


under the sealeg


Sturgeon is the common name used for some 26 species of fish in the family Acipenseridae, including the genera Acipenser, Huso, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. The term includes over 20 species commonly referred to as sturgeon and several closely related species that have distinct common names, notably sterlet, kaluga and beluga. Collectively, the family is also known as the True Sturgeons. Sturgeon is sometimes used more exclusively to refer to the species in the two best-known genera; Acipenser and Huso.
One of the oldest families of bony fish in existence, they are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America. They are distinctive for their elongated bodies, lack of scales, and occasional great size: Sturgeons ranging from 7–12 feet (2-3½ m) in length are common, and some species grow up to 18 feet (5.5 m). Most sturgeons are anadromous bottom-feeders, spawning upstream and feeding in river deltas andestuaries. While some are entirely freshwater, very few venture into the open ocean beyond near coastal areas.
Several species of sturgeons are harvested for their roe, which is made into caviar—a luxury good which makes some sturgeons pound for pound the most valuable of all harvested fish. Because they are slow-growing and mature very late in life, they are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and to other threats, including pollution and habitat fragmentation. Most species of sturgeons are currently considered either vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.


stabby and other ridiculousness

like really vegan

unicorn narwhal love

why palin quit

A friendly source, the Daily Caller, has the admission:

She said the media became a key reason she decided not to finish out her term as governor and faults, in part, the McCain campaign for failing to vigorously defend her.

If she can't handle the media as governor of Alaska, for crying out loud, how does she think she could handle it as president? And she seems to have a problem with reporters doing their jobs:

In exclusive remarks to The Daily Caller, Palin described "hordes of Obama's opposition researchers-slash 'reporters'" descending upon Alaska in the days after she was picked by McCain.

Imagine that. A virtual unknown suddenly is nominated to a position within a hair's breadth of the oval office and the media goes to where she's from to find out what she's about. How shocking! And by the way, we reporters found a lot by doing so. My organization sent Laura McCann up there and she quickly found out that Palin was lying about her alleged anti-earmark fervor.

Laura found documents with Palin's handwritten notes on them cheering on -- quite literally -- the fact that Wasila had gotten so much federal money. But that looks bad for Palin and it punctures her lies, so it was obviously yellow journalism.


dancing wall

Monday, July 26, 2010

and the streets were filled


according to americans


satan fingers


africa income vs. debt

pharmacy kitchen/ nerd lab


congrats, you're a dick, a murderer.

riverside, california

UCR has a vigorous, well established, and successful graduate program in paleontology. Paleontology forms part of the Department of Earth Sciences' Organic and Paleoenvironmental Evolution research constellation, and has links to the Department of Biology's graduate program in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology .

Fieldwork unites us, but that's about it, at least in terms of research areas! Mary is an evolutionary paleoecologist, and focuses on broad questions of paleoecolgical trends through time. Nigel is a specimen-based paleobiologist interested in Paleozoic invertebrates, and he likes to measure things.... These days Mary spends alot of field time Australia, and Nigel in Tibet, Bhutan and India.



Paleo program ranked 10th in the nation for 2010!!

Our internationally recognized faculty lead research programs in forefront areas of Geosciences, including:

Earth Surface ProcessesGeomorphology, Quaternary Studies, Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Planetary Surfaces, Paleoclimatology, Climate Modeling, Diagenesis.
GeobiologyPaleontology, Paleobiology, Paleoecology.
GeochemistryAqueus and Hydrothermal Geochemistry, Fluids in Earth Processes, Biogeochemistry of Earth Processes, Nanogeoscience and Mineral-Microbe Interactions.
GeophysicsGeodynamics and Geophysics of the Crust and Mantle, Exploration Geophysics: Seismology and Electromagnetics, Earthquake Seismology, Regional Seismic Network Monitoring, Seismic Hazard Assessment, Marine Geophysics.
HydrogeologyChemical and Contaminant Transport, Aquifer Mechanics, Well Hydraulics.
Mineralogy & PetrologyCrystallography, Metamorphic and Igneous Petrology, Isotopic Studies, High Pressure Mineral Physics, Computational Quantum Chemistry.
TectonicsStructural Geology, Paleotectonics, Active Tectonics, Plate Dynamics, Geodynamics.





Welcome to the Department of Geology at the University of Cincinnati, a nationally ranked department with high-caliber faculty and a strong research reputation.

Geology is an interdisciplinary science that emphasizes the study of major Earth systems and how they are connected. We teach and conduct research in a variety of areas in the geosciences including:

  • Paleontology — Paleobiology, evolutionary paleoecology. Our paleontology program is ranked 6th in the nation!
  • Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology — Glacial geology, Quaternary geochronology, fluvial and slope processes, desert geomorphology, tectonic geomorphology.
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy — Sequence stratigraphy, geology of shales, geochemical records of Earth history.
  • Tectonics — Mountain building, volcanism.
  • Environmental Geology — Groundwater studies, landslide and seismic hazard mitigation.


top 10 paleo of 2010

Earth Sciences Specialty Rankings: Paleontology

Ranked in 2010



Friday, July 23, 2010

La Isla de la Munecas


strangest person