The Mysterious Moeraki Boulders
These are some of the most mysterious and alien structures I have ever seen!
Yesterday I remarked that I had a major in computer science. Well, for a short time, I had a double-major in comp sci and Geophysics. I got pretty deep into it until I had a fight with a Geology teacher over an intellectual matter (he was wrong and still is), and I dropped that half of the major. Anyway, it never dulled my interest in rocks and Earth science. So, when I saw these strange round rocks for the first time, I was extra-fascinated. Not that I had any idea what they were. My years of geology training did me no good at all... I think it was even more frustrating because I knew all the things they could not be. The remaining possibilities just seemed off-the-chart impossible.
And worse, I didn't have a mobile connection to Wikipedia to help me figure it all out with my iPhone-tricorder!
After I got back, I was able to figure out a bit more of the arcane science around it all. Even more interesting, I read that 12 miles south of this spot is another are called the "Katki Boulders". They contain the bones of mosasaurs and plesiosaurs. Cool!
- Trey Ratcliff
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