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Sinkholes: “Least Studied Hazardous Phenomenon”

National Geographic

Dr. Bob Brinkmann, Vice Provost for Scholarship and Engagement, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability and an expert on sinkholes, was interviewed by National Geographic about sinkholes plaguing Florida and – in particular – a large sinkhole (225 feet wide and 50 feet deep) that opened in Land O’Lakes. It growing wider and swallowing homes, resulting in evacuations.

Dr. Brinkmann said, “Sinkholes are probably the least studied hazardous phenomenon on our planet.”

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