Thursday, February 05, 2009

Tectonic Love Story

A line from a press release in the Saipan Tribune today reads, "Come and listen to Dr. Hein describe the wonder of what happened when the Pacific Plate met the Philippine plate to form the Mariana Islands."

Sounds like a romantic love story for geologists.

I'll be sure to be there, if anyone wants to have brunch afterwards.
The Office of the Governor and the Pacific Islands Club are partnering to host a public forum on “Minerals Mining in the Marianas.” The forum will be conducted by Dr. James R. Hein, a marine geologist from the U.S. Geological Survey, and it will be held at the Charley's Cabaret at PIC on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 10am to 12pm.
I know you miss me. I've been off island for five weeks now! And a big thanks to whoever scheduled this for waiting for me to get back.

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It will be interesting to see who shows up for this. Every single time there was a forum that even hinted at the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument John Gourley would show up with his WESPAC boys, raise all kinds of hell, and put an end to all rational academic discussion. I hope they don't ruin this one, too.

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