Thursday, September 11, 2008

Eric Seagull and the Cliffs of Dover

The cliffs of Dover have been amazing. Apparently not only are they made of thousands of fossils, they are also of great historical significance. Gina and I have been collecting chalk samples for several days now. We've also been going to some great restaurants around England. I've attached a picture of the cliffs to give you an idea of what they look like.
The bird who connected to Dover is Eric Seagull, the new professor at Flockhart academy. He has a background in geology and has done quite a bit of work in microbiology and the marine sciences. He is also a rock fanatic. The first day he moved in he brough a pick-up truck full of every rock imaginable. He has travelled the world looking for rocks and exploring geological features. He has ventured into the insides of volcanoes and has taken submersibles to the ocean floor. We're not exactly sure where we're going to put his rock collection but we are excited to have him. He also has done a lot of work with fossils and has done quite a bit of reserach on archaeopterix, the first bird. He is certainly a great addition to the faculty here and we all look forward to working with him.

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