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Vortex

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  • 01/04/2021 - Comments: This is a cool topic on how rocks are "recycled" over millions of years. Here is a link to Wikipedia for a visual. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subduction. I agree it is a difficult topic to design an investigation around. Perhaps something related to the geography (length, depth, etc.) of subduction zones might be compiled remotely.

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  • 01/04/2021 - Comments: This is an interesting question for sure but a difficult one to turn into an investigation. The late geologist Christopher Scotese created maps of the past and even created one for 50 million years from now. Since continents move at about the rate your fingernails grow, it takes a while to move the geography around. Here is a link to his future map and from there you can see much more: http://www.scotese.com/future.htm. Here is a video showing 540 million years ago to present in just a few minutes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_iEWvtKcuQ.

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  • 11/17/2020 - Comments: @PlanktonRocks4, I like the idea of "big" plastics at the beach. Maybe because I see them. Maybe because the get ground up into microplastics sometimes. Your question might be more specific and measurable if you define what is "big" with with measurements. How would you decide where on Drinkwater Beach you would study or sample? Perhaps a length of beach or more than one spot if you want to compare and contrast in your question. How would you sample the beach?

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  • 11/17/2020 - Comments: @PlanktonRocks3 this is interesting but I am confused. My first thought was you, like some others, were talking about plastic "in" the beach - mixed in with sand or other sediments. However, you could be talking about "in" a liter of beach water. Revising your question will make it more specific and also matter how to make measurements. I like how you have two beaches to compare and contrast.

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