Post by Sharon Faulkner on Dec 20, 2007 9:28:19 GMT -5
From George Veni (NCKRI)
If you happen to be in the Carlsbad area just after New Year, or want to come regardless, you are invited to the next installment of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Marcus Gary, of Zara Environmental L.L.P. in Buda, Texas, will speak about some incredible exploration, geological, and biological work in El Zacatón, the world’s deepest water-filled pit, which is located in northeastern Mexico. His research team is supported by NASA and involves use of an autonomous probe that mapped and collected biological, geological, and hydrological samples and data from throughout the 339-m-deep pit. The probe is a prototype for one that will be deployed on Jupiter’s moon Europa, to study the probable ocean which is hidden below a thick surface of ice. Exciting stuff!
The lecture will be given on January 3, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the New Mexico State University Carlsbad campus in Room 153. If you are interested in more information, I can send you a PDF with a location map, formal abstract, and a little information about Marcus.
Feel free to pass this information to anyone you think may be interested.