Saturday, June 6, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Laysan Island

This small, remote island has a hypersaline lake in its central part and endemic species of animals and plants including endemic duck and finch. Location,...

Kure Atoll

The northernmost coral atoll in the world. The only island - Green Island - is habitat for hundreds of thousands of birds. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.41601...

Haleakala silversword grove

Near the summit of Haleakalā volcano, in alpine desert grow unusual plants. These plants - Haleakala silverswords (Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum) - grow up...

Makauwahi Cave

The largest limestone cave in Hawaii, the richest fossil find in Pacific. Graveyard of ancient Hawaiians. The cave contains a sinkhole with a lake....

Port Orford Cedar near Hiouchi

The tallest known Port Orford Cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), 81.08 m tall, discovered in 2009. Diameter of the trunk is 280.4 cm. Location, GPS coordinates: Not disclosed Categories: Trees Values: Biology,...

Sugar Pine at Sierra Nevada mountains

The tallest known sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana), 83.5 m tall, discovered in 2015. Location, GPS coordinates: Not disclosed Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, California, undisclosed...

Sycamore in Santa Barbara (Sister Witness Tree)

Enormous sycamore (Platanus racemosa), with a circumference of 15.9 m, 28.65 m height. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.43627 N 119.81924 W Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America, United States,...

The Chandelier Tree

Enormous coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) with large 1.83 x 2.64 m hole carved in the 1930s so that a car can...

Methuselah tree

One of the oldest trees in the world - a Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva D.K.Bailey). The tree in 2019 was 4,851 years...

Lost Monarch

One of the largest coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) in the world. Volume 1,206 m³. Height 97.84 m, circumference 24.13 m (includes...