Years ago when Google Earth first added the time-slider tool, which makes my entire blog possible, I realized that one of the best uses for this tool would be for tracking geomorphological change. I, and others like me, had found various changes like landslides and sinkholes, but the evidence pointed to an opportunity for more undiscovered geographical features. I theorized that the most elusive of these was the formation of an oxbow lake.
I contacted my colleague and showed him my discovery. He agreed, this was without a doubt the formation of an oxbow lake on the Brazos River!
Archive for August 1st, 2012
As ambush hunters, the spiders are known to use a combination of touch and well-developed sight to sense prey.
The video reveals the rarely-seen, split-second technique of the species as it snatches an unsuspecting cricket in a Central American forest.