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Prehistoric Cave found in Israel
So Reuters is reporting today that while drilling in Israel scientists accidentally broke through into a cave that had been sealed off from the world since the mediterranean sea receded 5 million years ago. Inside, they found a completely isolated ecosystem of animals that had evolved in the cave over the 5 million years cut off from everything else. They’ve found 8 different species, all new, most crustaceans, and none of which have eyes. they all evolved to suit that unique environment. It’s pretty amazing that we could have the opportunity to observe something completely unique and unspoiled for so long. read more
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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