A GEOLOGIC SAFARI TO THE KENYA
RIFT VALLEY - HOT SPRINGS, SODA LAKES & RHINOS
This seminar will focus on a visit Dr. James Wood made to the Kenya
Rift Valley this past August. He will discuss some geologic problems
involving the unique soda lakes in the Kenyan Rift Valley, including
the origin of the lakes and their relation to carbonatite volcanoes.
The lakes also host flamingos in great numbers, rhinos in slightly
less numbers as well as blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) and extremeophile
bacteria. The Rift Valley is an ideal place for student work and
students may want to study this unique area. The format of the talk
will be mostly travelogue with some good geologic problems interspersed.
Location and Time:
U 113 M&M Building 4-5 pm, Monday October 11