terça-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2013


Well, after the (surprinsingly) quick discovery of Mathews' WoGE#419 (and the association with the breeding migration of the local Black Land Crabs - that's my biology side talking) here's the next challenge:

I've tought this location some time ago, but I considered it hard but now, that (almost) everyone has (a spare) time to play, I think it's time for it! :)

So ... for you, new players to Where on (Google) Earth, simply post a comment with latitude and longitude and write something about the geology in the picture. If you're the first, you get to host the next one. Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

Published at 2013-12-31/00:00:00 (WET)

Here's hint #2:

 RePublished at 2014-01-11/00:55:00 (WET)

9 comentários:

  1. Well, as I've said before ... it's hard ...and I know ... so ... this is an hint:


    If, in 72 hours, there's no winner, I'll post an area 4x bigger!

  2. 3 days later ...
    I'm sure you all saw it, but, is not too much to point out the NOAA, the US Navy and the GEBCO, is it?

  3. I'll give a hint a day!

    Today's: If the first pic is all about granite, there's a lot of LIMESTONE in the 2nd!

  4. Luis, one could think you want to get rid of #420 :-D

    I think we'll catch you sooner or later....

  5. Hey ... "one" got the message and is not giving any more clues until asked for! :p

  6. 12.528°, 54.070°: Socotra island 250 km ENE of Somalia. The archipelago was once part of the supercontinent of Gondwana and detached during the Miocene, in the same set of rifting events that opened the Gulf of Aden to its northwest. The island has three geographical terrains: the narrow coastal plains, a limestone plateau and the Haghier mountains. The mountains consists mainly of a sequence of volcanic rocks, hornblende/biotite and peralkaline granites, gabbros and minor intrusions. (http://books.google.de/books?id=IfvKWpsISTQC&pg=PA224&lpg=PA224&dq=socotra+geology&source=bl&ots=lQcJXViT5M&sig=1fUMNi1j93N74tsBXf6FPLgU4cQ&hl=de&sa=X&ei=r9faUrH2Bsq1tAaJmICAAQ&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBg)

    Socotra is also famous for it's unique endemic biodiversity. The long geological isolation and its fierce heat and drought fave created a spectacular endemic flora.

  7. Yep, that's it! The island(s) remind me of "my" own Berlengas (in a much smaller scale, obviously) - continental origin, isolation, unique biodiversity! :)
    We're all waiting for #421, Felix :)

  8. I didn't knew about the Berlengas, looks pretty interesting. This could be one reason more to make a visit in Portugal.

    WOGE 421 is at : http://woge-felix.blogspot.de/2014/01/where-on-google-earth-421.html