Friday, December 6, 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...

Lake Alchichica

Unique maar lake with high level of endemism, especially noted due to rare stromatolites met only in few locations around the world. Endemic salamander...

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...

Triarius

Next to the highest known eucalypt - Centurion in August 2008 there was discovered another tree giant - Triarius. Triarius is an enormous eucalypt -...

Wollemi pine stands

The three only existing populations of Wollemia nobilis pine in deep, inaccessible gorges with less than 100 Wollemi pines remaining. This tree was thought...

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Wintering habitats of the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758). Some trees in Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve are covered with a thick layer of...

Cuatrociénegas Valley (Cuatro Ciénegas Valley)

An unusual part of Chihuahua desert with thousands of geothermal spring pools. Extremely high biodiversity including more than 70 endemic species not found outside...

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...

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...

Stewart’s Tree

The tallest known karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) is the 85 m tall Stewart's Tree or Stewart Karri. There are frequently found specimens of this species...