Sunday, November 17, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Joshimath Kalpavriksha

The stoutest known Himalayan mulberry (Morus serrata), with a circumference of 21.5 m. This sacred tree is believed to be 1,200 years old. Location, GPS...

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...

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...

Kaani tree in Maroshi

This kaani (kanni, kauni or sea trumpet tree) tree might be the largest and oldest representative of its species in Maldives. p>Local master of sails...

Boole Tree

One of the largest trees on Earth is Boole Tree in California. This giant sequoia is 81.9 m tall and its trunk has a...

Paramo El Angel – eerie land of frailejones

In the highlands of tropics in several locations of the world have formed unique montane moors with eerie, tall plants. Páramo El Ángel in...

Hyperion

There are known taller coast redwoods but the tallest announced tree of the world currently is Hyperion which in 2015 was 115.66 m tall. Tallest...

Suoi Giang tea forest (Suối Giàng)

Here grow possibly the world's oldest tea trees which are up to 3,000 years old. In total in this forest grow more than 85,000...

Maleny small-leaved fig

Very stout small-leaved fig (Ficus obliqua), circumference 16.55 m, height 49 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.7775 S 152.8776 E Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Queensland,...

Hamelin Pool and L’haridon Bight

Hypersaline shallows with unique biotope – active growth of stromatolites – oldest known form of life on Earth. Also other unique forms of life. Location,...