California Naturalist
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University of California
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 Training Name Ancient Ocean Floor Revealed
 
 Organization Name Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
 
 Website for more information http://www.sbbg.org/classes-events/trips-travel/ancient-ocean-floor-revealed
 
 Start date 10/28/2017
 
 Brief course description Enjoy a day of hiking in the high backcountry with Susie Bartz. From the base of Figueroa Mountain we’ll drive up to a wild place, where a wedge of ancient ocean crust lies exposed. At the trailhead we’ll enjoy spectacular views, then descend through thick chaparral to the remnant of a black smoker, formed originally at a mid-ocean ridge. How on earth did it get 4000 feet high, and what happened after its discovery? We’ll look for clues in nearby submarine lava “pillows” and contorted layers of chert.


 
 County location Santa Barbara County
 
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