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A post by Chris RowanA post by Anne Jefferson Now the holidays are over, it’s back to your regularly scheduled link-fest.

New Geoblogs

The new year has already seen some new voices added to the geoblogosphere

As part of Chris’s New Year’s resolution to update the allgeo combined geology blog feed, he’s also added a couple more geoblogs that you may not have come across yet:

For those who are tempted to dip their toes into the geoblogging waters, we’d like you to consider writing for our Earth Science Erratics blog, which we introduced to the world this week.

Also in blogging news: the composition of the latest OpenLab blogging anthology has just been announced. Congratulations to all the exemplary bloggers, and @jgold85 and the judges for the hard work of putting it together. However, aside from Brian’s excellent post on rapid canyon formation, geology is once again poorly represented, which is probably a reflection of the small number of geoblog posts that were nominated. Perhaps we should all make it our new year’s resolution to submit more of the excellent geology writing we come across in the next year.

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Comments (2)

  1. Lab Lemming says:

    Ediacaran fossils can’t be 770 Ma, because the Ediacaran is defined as the top of the cryogenean (= top of Marinoan diamictites, estimated at 635 Ma) to the bottom of the Cambrian (542 Ma*)

    That’s like having a 200 million year old cretaceous fossil.

    So these are either not 770 Ma, or they are pre-cryogenean metazoans.

    * Check literature for latest values.

    • Chris Rowan says:

      If you read the link, the fossils are ‘Ediacaran’ in the sense that they resemble fossils from Ediacaran age assemblages. Obviously – and as your comment indicates – referring to them generically as Ediacarans would get a bit confusing if this discovery panned out (although it’s hardly a sure thing yet).