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Subduction initiation may depend on a tectonic plate's history

Phys Dot Org 22 Jun 2021
At the site, the Pacific plate to the east overrides the Australian plate to the west ... Over the next several million years, the plates rotated, and strike-slip deformation moved the high-density oceanic lithosphere from the south to the north, where it slammed into low-density continental lithosphere, allowing subduction to begin.
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Explorer Robert Ballard's memoir finds shipwrecks and strange life forms in the ocean's darkest reaches

Cadillac News 22 Jun 2021
One key idea was that new ocean crust was created at spreading centers in the seafloor, where oceanic plates moved away from each other and magma from Earth’s interior welled up between them ... No one can be an expert on all of the components of our planet’s amazing ocean system, ...
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Scientists Might Have Spotted Tectonic Activity Inside Venus

Slashdot 22 Jun 2021
Earth's lithosphere (its crust and upper mantle) is made of "plates" that move around and crash into each other, resulting in mountains, deep ocean trenches, and volcanic and seismic activity ... This is quite different from the current type of plate tectonics on Earth.
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The surface of Venus is cracked and moves like ice floating on the ocean – ...

Raw Story 22 Jun 2021
We describe it in a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on June 21, 2021 ... It's a little like Earth's plate tectonics but on a smaller scale and more closely resembles pack ice that floats atop the ocean ... The crust of Venus is fractured into large pieces that behave more like chunks of ice floating on the ocean ... .
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Earth Has A Steady "Pulse" Of Geological Activity But We Don't Know Why

IFL Science 21 Jun 2021
As reported in the journal Geoscience Frontiers, the study authors looked at the ages of 89 well-dated major geological events during the last 260 million years, including dramatic changes to Earth's tectonic plates, ocean deoxygenation, major volcanic outpourings of lava, sea-level fluctuations, mass extinction events, and so on ... SUBSCRIBE TODAY!. .
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Earth has a pulse! Our planet has a 'heartbeat' of geological activity every 27.5 MILLION ...

The Daily Mail 21 Jun 2021
These included marine and land extinctions, major volcanic outpourings of lava called flood-basalt eruptions, events when oceans were depleted of oxygen, sea-level fluctuations and changes or reorganisation in the Earth's tectonic plates.
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The Big Tuna Sandwich Mystery

Yahoo Daily News 21 Jun 2021
Their job is to enforce regulations and “make sure the predators of ocean ecosystems remain in the ocean and not on our plates,” according to Barbara Block, a professor of marine sciences at Stanford University who codirects Stanford’s Tuna Research and Conservation Center.
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Could a human actually be engulfed by a whale? A marine biologist weighs in

Alternet 20 Jun 2021
According to the Cape Cod Times, Michael Packard was on his second dive of the day just before 8 AM, about 10 feet above the sandy ocean floor, when he was engulfed by a humpback whale ... So that's bone, that will be hard, and the upper jaw is also made of bone, and it has the baleen plates hanging down from it on either side.
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A fitting finish: Ocean City downs Pascack Valley in 14 innings for Group 3 title

NJ dot com 20 Jun 2021
Jack Perry’s bunt single in the top of the 14th inning Sunday plated James Mancini with the game-winning run as Ocean City defeated Pascack Valley 3-2 to claim the Group 3 state title at Veterans Park in Hamilton (Mercer County) ... Ocean City 3 ... Ocean City (20-7), No ... Ocean City scored in the top of the first only to see No.
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Earth tipped over on its side 84 million years ago and then righted itself, new ...

Business Insider 19 Jun 2021
Continents and oceans sit atop these plates, which surf atop the mantle ... But Mitchell said shifting tectonic plates could explain Earth's ancient 12-degree tilt ... Prior to the late Cretaceous, the Pacific Plate - the largest tectonic plate on Earth spanning 40 million square miles under the Pacific Ocean - was sinking under another plate to its north.
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Western Christian softball team edged by Ocean View in Division 5 final

Daily Bulletin 19 Jun 2021
A four-base throwing error on a bunt led to two runs crossing the plate, as Ocean View rallied for a 2-1 victory in the Division 5 final at Barber Park. Western Christian’s Amelia Weber and Ocean View’s Desyree Arizmendi delivered a memorable pitchers’ duel Friday afternoon, with both aces allowing just one hit through four frames.
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Breaking down the Group 3 state baseball final between Ocean City and Pascack Valley

Burlington County Times 18 Jun 2021
Ocean City (19-7) vs ... Ocean City ... Ocean City ... Ocean City punched its ticket to its third state final in the past 12 years (2010, 2016) with a 4-2 triumph over Central champion Colts Neck on Monday ... Tommy Finnegan dialed in, leads Ocean City baseball to Group 3 state final ... Both Ocean City and Pascack Valley have won with pitching during the playoffs.
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The 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity

Phys Dot Org 18 Jun 2021
These events include marine and land extinctions, major volcanic outpourings of lava called flood-basalt eruptions, events when oceans were depleted of oxygen, sea-level fluctuations, and changes or reorganization in the Earth's tectonic plates ... of plate tectonics and climate.
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Baseball: Central Regional beats Brick Memorial in wild, 13-inning Ocean County final

NJ dot com 17 Jun 2021
With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th inning, Central Regional freshman Cristian Soto came to the plate, looking to put an end to the back-and-forth marathon that had been the championship round of the Ocean County Tournament.
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St. Augustine plays tough, falls to St. Joseph Montvale in Non-Public A final

Burlington County Times 17 Jun 2021
Joseph (Montvale), yet it had the tying run to the plate in the top of the seventh inning ... Tommy Finnegan dialed in, leads Ocean City baseball to Group 3 state final. Jackson Vanesko plated the Prep’s lone run with an RBI single in the sixth to close the gap to 3-1, and it ...

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