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Caves of the ancient Delaware Basin – 10/1/13

During the Permian period, about 250 million years ago, the Guadalupe mountains in southern New Mexico served as the northern coastline for an inland sea, now called the Delaware Basin. The marine life of this era formed a coral reef called the Capitan reef, which contained bryozoans (Moss-like invertebrates), sponges, and other micro-organisms. Millions of … Continue reading »

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