Saturday, December 14, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Ludlow Tuart Forest

The largest remaining tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) forest in the world, consisting of giant trees of this rare species. Largest trees are up to 33...

Lake Thetis

Lake with living marine stromatolites which here have near unique columnar branching. Location, GPS coordinates: 30.5066 S 115.0814 E Categories: Ecosystems, Lakes and streams Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and...

Naracoorte Caves

Group of 28 caves which contain remnants of 99 species of mammals plus remnants of other kinds of animals. Exceptionally well preserved remains of...

Viðey í þjórsá (Minnanúpshólmi)

This 270 by 180 m large island is covered with a virgin forest, mostly consisting of birch trees. Here grow some 70 species of...

Kaas plateau

This plateau has an area of 1,000 ha area and is covered with millions of wild flowers in August - September. More than 850...

Tree heath south of Freycinet Estuary

Unique biotope with at least 51 endemic species. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.6212 S 113.7770 E Categories: Ecosystems Values: Biology Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western Australia, Gascoyne region, south from...

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,...

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...

Dinosaur Stampede

Almost 4,000 dinosaur footprints over the area of 210 square meters, some 95 million years old. Location, GPS coordinates: 23.0160 S 142.4115 E Categories: Fossil finds Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is...

Punuk Islands

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