Deep Core of African Lake Gives Insight to Ancient Lake Levels, Biodiversity

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A geological engineer prepares sampling tool for drilling aboard a scientific drilling barge on Lake Malawi. (Photo by Christopher Scholz)

 

Earth sciences professor Christopher Scholz and former Ph.D. student Robert Lyons have an unprecedented glimpse into the past of a lake with explosive biodiversity. Along with colleagues from six other universities, Scholz and Lyons have unearthed a 380-meter-deep time capsule from Lake Malawi. [read on]

 

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