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Outreach Event: I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!

Prof Lidunka Vočadlo will be joining the Extreme Force Zone to answer students’ questions. Event runs: 15 -26th of June. More...

Chris Poole

Linking genetic and fossil data of marine zooplankton

The recently released paper published in the open access online journal PLoS ONE reveals the existence of two distinct lineages in the planktonic foraminifera genus Globigerinoides using molecular genetic evidence from extant members of the genus and morphometric (shape analysis) evidence from fossil representatives. More...

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The Ainsa Deepwater Channel Project, Spanish Pyrenees

An Integrated Outcrop Study: Project Manager: Professor Kevin T. Pickering

Introduction to the Ainsa Channel System

The Ainsa Channel System, south-central Pyrenees, occurs in the oldest part of the Campodarbe Group, and it is of Upper Eocene age. The Ainsa Channel Complex is per- haps the most famous of the submarine channel outcrops within Western Europe. The Ainsa channels consist of two principal channel complexes (Ainsa I and Ainsa II) which are separated by thin- and very thin-bedded sandy turbidites and marls. The Ainsa I Channel Complex is an example of an erosional-depositional system. The Ainsa II Chan- nel Complex contains significant erosional cut-downs, with infill of essentially non- erosive sandy facies. The channel dimensions are at a seismic scale.