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10,000 square miles of floating volcanic pumice found in Pacific
iceagenow.info ^ | August 10, 2012 | Robert

Posted on 08/23/2012 6:16:00 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Came from an underwater volcano.
The New Zealand Navy announced today that they have found a patch of floating volcanic pumice from an underwater volcano floating about 600 miles off the shore of New Zealand.

“The rock looked to be sitting two foot (half a meter) above the surface of the waves and lit up a brilliant while colour in the spotlight. It looked exactly like the edge of an ice shelf,” said Lieutenant Tim Oscar aboard the ship the HMNZS Canterbury.

Scientists aboard the ship said the white pumice – which covers 10,000 square miles ( 26,000 sq km) – probably came from an underwater volcano called Monowai, which has been active recently, but that it was unrelated to other increased volcanic activity in New Zealand this week.

I wonder what is heating our seas? And I wonder how many fish will dies as a result of this eruption?

See entire article:
http://news.yahoo.com/bizarre-rock-ice-shelf-found-pacific-104349304.html

Thanks to Brian Inman for this link


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; volcanoes

1 posted on 08/23/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; bd476; Lancey Howard; ...

marvelous,...how can this happen?


2 posted on 08/23/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That is incredible.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 6:20:05 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

QUICK

Someone call Lava soap company and give them the coordinates of this thing!


4 posted on 08/23/2012 6:22:22 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There must be a market just waiting for this opportunity! It must be a great soil additive in gardens!


5 posted on 08/23/2012 6:32:18 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh, PUMICE. And not pumas. Okay.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 6:37:24 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Source: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/08/13/rock-formation-bigger-than-connecticut-found-floating-in-pacific/

7 posted on 08/23/2012 6:37:35 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Caddyshack (1980)
Sandy: I want you to kill every gopher on the course!
Carl Spackler: Check me if I’m wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they’re gonna lock me up and throw away the key...
Sandy: Gophers, ya great git! The gophers! The little brown furry rodents!
Carl Spackler: We can do that; we don’t even have to have a reason.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 6:41:47 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; a fool in paradise

Well, dust my pumice!


9 posted on 08/23/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wonder if there is any commercial value of this stuff ?
Tell the environmentalist that it's helping to clean up the environment and at the same time make a profit.
There has got to be some kind of commercial value of this stuff.
Lava Rock ? landscaping material ? heated rock spa material ? crush it up and use it in cement ? mix it in with asphalt, stones and path roads with it.
10 posted on 08/23/2012 6:50:16 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; gleeaikin; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; ...
Thanks Ernest.



11 posted on 08/23/2012 6:50:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
" marvelous,...how can this happen? "

Mega Earth molten rock pimple ? Earth molten rock diarrhea ?
12 posted on 08/23/2012 6:52:05 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Not good at math or the science, but, how many mega tons of this stuff be at 10,000 sq miles of this stuff ?
If used for commercial purposes won't have to mine this stuff out of the ground, scoop it up from the water from a ship or used huge vacuums to scoop it up.
That's the size of either the state of Vermont or Massachusetts.
13 posted on 08/23/2012 6:56:49 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pumice floats on water because the rock has so many air pockets trapped inside it. So, a really big volcano must have erupted underwater, and all the pumice just floated up.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 6:57:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: American Constitutionalist

Lots of commercial applications, like lava soap, abrasives, hydroponic medium, aquarium fill.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 7:02:07 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Like Dremel grinding stones ? oxy stones for fish tanks ?


16 posted on 08/23/2012 7:10:43 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Boogieman

Would be nice if some of that some has Gold, Copper, or other precious metals mixed in with the lava rock.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 7:12:38 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, we finally have the answer to what happened to Amelia Aerhart. A simialr eruption occured beofre her flight, and when they were lost and almost out of gas, they looked down, saw thus stuff thought it was land, and tried to land on it...oopsie..


18 posted on 08/23/2012 7:16:12 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, we finally have the answer to what happened to Amelia Aerhart. A simialr eruption occured beofre her flight, and when they were lost and almost out of gas, they looked down, saw this stuff thought it was land, and tried to land on it...oopsie..


19 posted on 08/23/2012 7:16:19 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: American Constitutionalist

I’m not sure about the dremel bit, it’s a light abrasive, so it’s used in stuff like polishes, toothpaste, facial scrubs, nail files, etc.

For aquariums, they are not used like oxy stones, but as landscaping (aquascaping?). They’ve got to be treated first to remove the oxygen pockets, so they don’t float, but they are lightweight and very porous, so they don’t put pressure on the tank and they can host lots of bacteria.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 7:18:53 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What is interesting to me about this is that it was found first by surface vessels, not satellites.

What the hell did we pay for if these machines don't notice a white patch 100 miles across on a dark ocean?

21 posted on 08/23/2012 7:25:37 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Would be nice, but I think that it would probably just sink :)

Precious metals wouldn’t be ejected by a volcano in a usable form anyway, since those ores are formed by processes in the crust, and the magma comes from deeper down than that.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 7:31:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

>>how can this happen?<<

Global Warming my friend, Global Warming.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 7:33:42 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: mamelukesabre

24 posted on 08/23/2012 7:49:18 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Kowabunga! This is gonna mess up surfin.
“Dude! Don’t go surfin at pumice island! Rando took off three layers of skin there!”


25 posted on 08/23/2012 7:49:52 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER
Isn't that stuff also known as "brimstone?"

Wait till some of that floats under the Golden Gate bridge and the gays catch a whiff of that Sodom & Gomorah stuff!!!

Then their perverse problem will be back in their face for once!!!

I'm just sayin...

26 posted on 08/23/2012 9:06:23 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the REAL "Free Rider!" Obamacare will create burdensome "Free Riding!!!")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

!0,000 square miles of pumice....Great...just the job as an additive for fracking those oil/gas wells....Drill Baby Drill.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 9:19:28 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Not good at math or the science, but, how many mega tons of this stuff be at 10,000 sq miles of this stuff ?

No reason to get excited. Judging by the one photo I've seen, the density of the material is extremely low. Gather it all together and it's more like 100 square miles; that's a square 10 miles to the side.

But that report would not be nearly as exciting for the idiot MSM reporters.

28 posted on 08/23/2012 9:33:50 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: smokingfrog
For shame!
That is a racist ad!!!!
29 posted on 08/23/2012 9:37:35 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Guam is only 209 sq. miles. It must have snapped off from this thing.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 9:41:55 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel
Guam is only 209 sq. miles. It must have snapped off from this thing.

Did it tip over?

31 posted on 08/23/2012 9:42:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: American Constitutionalist; SunkenCiv; All

Of course there is commercial value. What do you think people use to rub dead skin off their heals and bunions. I read where after Mt. Pelee blew its top in 1902, the ask that fell on ships decks was collected and used to sand down the wooden decks and considered a superior abrasive.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 11:44:15 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: SierraWasp
Isn't that stuff also known as "brimstone?"

Nah, the stuff known as Brimstone is made by MBDA(UK)

and is more comlicated

and hurts more when if it hits you


33 posted on 08/24/2012 12:22:46 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"I wonder what is heating our seas? And I wonder how many fish will dies as a result of this eruption?"

Time to bring in Lisa P.Jackson of the EPA to put down some basic rules. :)
34 posted on 08/24/2012 7:58:06 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Rules on the Volcanoes....Now that would be a first....but the EPA might try it.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Rules on the Volcanoes....Now that would be a first....but the EPA might try it."
The evil bastards will go to any length to seek control over others.
36 posted on 08/24/2012 2:19:47 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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