Jeffrey Seewald

Jul. 06, 2007

Expedition Explores The Arctic Sea Floor

A team of scientists is heading toward the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean, hunting for hydrothermal vents on the Arctic sea floor.

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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