Today I got to have an introductory look around the basement of the Geology/Biology building.
The basement is full of samples of various types of rock for teaching and peoples research. It also has lots of bone samples, including moa bones but we couldn’t find them today. That is a mission for next time!
Just some of the bones!
Some lovely rocks. Next time I am going to look for the rocks with fossils. Watch this space for an update on that.
The basement also has the core samples taken for various things. These are one of the things I will be looking at in the estuary to see what sorts of foraminifera are present which should tell us about the water levels at different times and how the estuary has changed with earthquakes.
Watch this space for more updates from the basement!