Category Archives: Geology

Christmas decorations for the natural scientist

This may end up being a feature of one article only, but I still wanted to write it. Every year I tweet about ‘the Christmas Eurypterid’ and just assume followers know what that means. Given my followers, that’s probably true. … Continue reading

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In praise of the British coast

Apparently visits to the British coast have declined by 20% across ten years, from 62% of people visiting the coast at least once in year in 2005, down to just 42% now. I find this really depressing. The coast of … Continue reading

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A quick jaunt along Filey Brigg

As a boy, Filey is one of those towns we visited a lot. Sometimes we’d just get in the car after my parents finished at work, and go there for a summer evening. In my head it basically consists of … Continue reading

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Science and the Movies

A few weeks back I went to see Jurassic World. This isn’t a film review blog, so it wasn’t something I was planning on discussing. But I’ve read and listened to quite a few discussions around the representation of science … Continue reading

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Mull and Ardnamurchan part 5 – The Geology of Staffa and Fingal’s Cave

Things have been very bird/animal heavy on my blog to-date, and I’ve always been keen to add a drop of geology to the mix. Fortunately my trip to Scotland has presented the perfect opportunity with the geological gem that is … Continue reading

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Scotland day six – Eagles, Islands, and Fingal’s Cave

For our final day here we spent the morning along Loch na Keal hunting for White Tailed Eagles. Didn’t take much hunting, and we came upon one in a tree pretty quickly. After 45 minutes staring at it, and spotting … Continue reading

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