Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Tarpon Hole (King’s Spring)

One of the best places to observe manatees is around the King's Spring (Tarpon Hole). This is a very powerful, subaquatic spring which can...

Deildartunguhver

The largest spring in Iceland is Deildartunguhver - constantly boiling pool of geysers and spouters. This might be the most powerful thermal spring 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...

Deongmyeong-ri dinosaur footprints

A very rich find of dinosaur footprints, with more than 4,000 individual footprints and some 420 trails. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.9044 N 128.1511 E Categories: Fossil finds Values: Geology, Biology Rating: Where...

Bibong-ri dinosaur eggs

A group of fossilized nests of dinosaur eggs, diameter of nests reaches 1.5 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.6948 N 127.1839 E Categories: Fossil finds Values: Geology, Biology Rating: Where is located? Asia, South...

Pù Mát Pride of Vietnam

The largest tree in Vietnam - more than 70 m high sa mu tree (Cunninghamia konishii). Its trunk has a circumference of 23.7 m,...

Hallormsstaðarskógur

The largest forest in Iceland, planted for more than 100 years. More than 50 species of trees are planted here. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.1002 N 14.7230...

Látrabjarg

Largest bird cliff in Europe, 14 km long and up to 441 m high. Hosts millions of birds including 230,000 razorbills (Alca torda) -...

Mount Hallasan nutmeg grove (Bijarim Forest)

The only grove of Torreya nucifera trees - beautiful conifers, mostly old and large trees. Here grow many rare and endemic plants. Here is...

Hoàn Kiếm Lake and turtles

Lake in the historical centre of Hanoi. In the lake lives (or lived as it is critically endangered or extinct) unique soft-shell turtles which...