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    Ancient Forest Found Growing Out of Giant Sinkhole in China

    Ancient Forest Found Growing Out of Giant Sinkhole in China

    At the bottom of a 630-foot sinkhole in China lies a green surprise: an ancient forest with trees stretching nearly 130 feet out of the depths. The unusual sinkhole was first discovered by cave explorers in China’s southern Guangxi region, who alerted scientists to their find, according to The Guardian. After confirming the forest’s existence, researchers […]

    Rare Deep-Sea Whale Washes Up on California Beach

    Rare Deep-Sea Whale Washes Up on California Beach

    A mysterious deep-sea whale washed up on a California beach on Sunday. The 16-foot beaked whale was discovered by a passerby at Mendocino County’s Jug Handle State Natural Reserve near Fort Bragg, which is 3.5 hours north of San Francisco, SFGate reported. Because beaked whales live deep beneath the waves and can dive down as far as 10,000 feet, scientists seldom get a chance to observe them.

    Rare Deep-Sea Dragonfish Caught on Camera

    Rare Deep-Sea Dragonfish Caught on Camera

    Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have caught a particularly elusive deep-sea fish on camera.  The highfin dragonfish (Bathophilus flemingi) can grow to be seven inches long and usually lives at depths of 740 to 4,500 feet below sea level, according to NPR. “MBARI researchers have observed a few different dragonfishes in […]

    Flying Insect Numbers Down Almost 60% in UK Car Windscreen Test

    Flying Insect Numbers Down Almost 60% in UK Car Windscreen Test

    Have you observed that the number of insects landing on your car windscreen has decreased over the past decades?  If so, you aren’t alone. Two conservation groups in the UK set out to test the oft-observed “windscreen phenomenon,” and the result was shocking: The number of flying insects landing on British cars fell by almost […]