Saturday, July 4, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Wakulla Spring

Wakulla Spring is one of the largest springs worldwide and it is also a part of one of the largest underwater cave systems in...

Daallo Frankincense Forest

Most of Somalia is dry, deserted land but there is a compensation for this - the unique forest at the northern side of Cal...

Lost Horse Valley

The most impressive grove of Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia Engelm.) - visually impressive plant. Here is also Lost Horse Mine - historic gold and...

Barrow Island Caves

Group of partly inundated caves with unique cave fauna. Known 63 species of stygofauna and 19 species of troglofauna. Here live endemic species of...

Wooramel Seagrass Bank

The largest seagrass grove in the world, covers 1,030 square kilometres. Location, GPS coordinates: 25.4019 S 113.7996 E Categories: Ecosystems, Biological extremes Values: Biology Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western...

Devil’s Canyon Colossus

The largest incense-cedar (Calocedrus decurrens ((Torrey) Florin), volume 223 m3. 46.3 m high, circumference 11.7 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 41.35437 N 123.22849 W Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North...

Blood Falls, Antarctica

In Antarctica there is unusual, orange colored icefall - Blood Falls. This is small opening into unusual ecosystem, which has developed for more than...

Punuk Islands

Large amount of bones - including human bones - are found on Punuk Islands. Bones are washed out in other places and are transported...

Carrizo Plain wildflower meadows

Great naturalist John Muir wrote in his memoirs: "Go where I would, east or west, north or south, I still plashed and rippled in...

Midges of Mývatn

In some years in summer there is observed a massive increase in the population of midge Tanytarsus gracilentus. These algae consuming insects are rising...