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  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hebe,

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    Wonder what causes these round pools.

    An older Ms Goodie pic, the estuary a few days after the June 2011 shake. Worth a click for full size. Interesting characteristic ripple fx. Surprising how long they seem to persist through repeated tidal movement.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    That's a cool pic. Yeah the estuary got the sand volcanoes boiling up all over; you can still see their remnants when the tide is low, but I didn't think that happened on the beach itself?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2896 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hebe,

    but I didn't think that happened on the beach itself?

    Me neither, but there's a similar distribution to those Sumner beach shapes. I guess the rippled edges is a tidal thing.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    the estuary got the sand volcanoes boiling up all over; you can still see their remnants when the tide is low, but I didn’t think that happened on the beach itself?

    Yeah -- I'd be hesitant to say the beach shapes were earthquake-related. Sumner beach's always been prone to lagoons and holes. And it's a dynamic beach that can change enormously from year to year.

    Great pic of Gudrun's of the mud volcanoes in the Estuary! I know from the liquefaction silt we had in Woolston that when wet it's almost like concrete -- very dense and sticky and virtually unaffected by rainwater. It's not like regular mud which washes away.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    grate mines...

    I guess the rippled edges is a tidal thing.

    I'm guessing it's also a fractal distribution thing,
    much the same as in dune creation,
    from wind and water action...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    An older Ms Goodie pic, the estuary a few days after the June 2011 shake.

    Fantastic. A close up of those rippled forms makes them look a bit like giant chitons.

    Incidentally, it took me some time to work out what these were called. Maybe it’s common knowledge, but not a word I have used a lot, if ever.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to JacksonP,

    A close up of those rippled forms makes them look a bit like giant chitons.

    Incidentally, it took me some time to work out what these were called. Maybe it’s common knowledge, but not a word I have used a lot, if ever.

    Don't they just, now that you mention it. Fascinating critters, and along with limpets pretty common on underwater hard surfaces around Sumner. Not to be confused with the other kind of chiton that features in the historical romances of Mary Renault:
    "Unnoticed, fingers slipped under the wide neck of the prince's chiton to press against the jutting collarbone ..."

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    A close up of those rippled forms makes
    them look a bit like giant chitons.

    and a bit like trilobites as well...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    A lovely article on chitons here -- personal observations and photos from the wonderful Leigh Christina Russell of Dunedin.

    Peculiar critters. Although they don't move quickly, they obviously do get around!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Not to be confused with the other kind of chiton

    Wow, I must go and slip into something more comfortable....

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    and a bit like trilobites as well...

    I guess we'll never know if trilobites tasted good. Here they are as party food from my brother Jim's 80s artwork for the Oz powerpop Trilobites.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I guess we’ll never know if trilobites tasted good

    The artwork is very cute! :-)

    As a lifelong vegetarian I'm hardly qualified to comment, but wouldn't trilobites be like lobster or crab, you crack 'em open and eat the insides?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Oz powerpop Trilobites.

    Damn, this would have been perfect for the Transit of Venus soundtrack.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Damn, this would have been perfect for the Transit of Venus soundtrack.

    True. Next time, for sure! ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    True. Next time, for sure! ;-)

    You can remind me.

    You know, I've just had a funny idea. Maybe instead of the conventional time capsule, we will start burying our old iPhones in hermetically sealed containers for future gens to marvel, or laugh, over.

    I'll set my alarm for Dec 10 2117 and give someone a fright.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    start burying our old iPhones

    Perhaps they will emerge, vibrating, out of the ground like periodical cicadas. :-D

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Lilith __,

    Perhaps they will emerge, vibrating,...

    or as art for arts sake.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Nah, you can keep the deep-fried ipods. I just ate hot home-made chocolate pudding out on the deck in the sun. Ahhhh.....

    Enjoying it while I can: sleet tomorrow, snow on the hills Tuesday.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    periodical cicadas. :-D

    So that's where circadian rhythm comes from. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    So that's where circadian rhythm comes from. ;-)

    Yes, where a day lasts 17 years. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Lilith __,

    Me, hot vege soup. 'Tis an icy wind that blows this way, but blue skies and sunshine none the less.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Noooo... it, they upblew!

    Maybe instead of the conventional time capsule, we will start burying our old iPhones in hermetically sealed containers for future gens to marvel, or laugh, over.

    Great idea!
    You can recycle my Planet of the Apps meme at the same time...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    iMutt?

    or as art for arts sake.

    I was interested to note that The Press story on Henry totally omitted his Christ's College Old Boys status, but did give a link to his website - I know his folks and have been hearing of his exploits for years, though I hadn't caught up with his 3DD book - scenic views of the harbour from the Summit Road will never be the same now (nsfw) ...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

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    Love those sand shots : )

    Winter here still only looks bare-leaved - and some not so bare - all these from the car on the motorway north.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Like 50's fabric.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

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