Boom! And just like that, a new island was born. According to NASA Earth Observatory, a new island has appeared in a region of the southwest Pacific Ocean dotted with submerged volcanoes. In just eleven hours, a continent appeared from the aquatic depths, formed by gushing lava that had been cooled by the ocean waters and hardened. It all started with the eruption of an … [Read more...] about In the Pacific Ocean, a Brand-New Baby Island Has Just Been Born
This week, a Reddit user taught the internet a little bit about geography when they spotted what appeared to be a black hole in the middle of the ocean. A user named kokoblocks discovered the topographical peculiarity when diving deep into Google Earth, and shared a screenshot from the middle of the Pacific Ocean on the subreddit /r/GoogleMaps with the remark "what the F*CK … [Read more...] about Reddit users are perplexed by Google Earth’s “Black Hole” Island
Chelonoidis phantasticus, the sole known member of the enormous Galapagos tortoise species, was discovered 113 years apart. A lone male was discovered wandering about Fernandina Island in 1906, but that was the last scientists saw of the species until 2019 when researchers discovered a second lone ranger: a 50-year-old female dubbed Fernanda, who appeared to be queen of her own … [Read more...] about “Extinct” Giant Galapagos Tortoise Discovered Chilling Alone On Remote Volcanic Island
The Paraná, the second-longest river in South America, spans four nations: Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Its length is 4,880 kilometers. 4,880 kilometers is a considerable distance that offers many chances to discover remarkable things. One of the most fascinating findings in the case of the Paraná was found at its delta: a 120-meter-diameter island that was nearly fully … [Read more...] about This Circular Island in Argentina Rotates Continuously and Floats as Well.
Galápagos Land Iguanas on Santiago Island have not been seen in significant numbers since Darwin's visit in the 1830s. On Santiago Island in the Galápagos National Park, land iguanas have been returned to the wild and are actively breeding, 187 years after Charles Darwin last observed a healthy population there. On Santiago Island, one of the Galápagos Islands far off the … [Read more...] about Iguanas, Last Seen Thriving By Darwin, Have Returned and are Reproducing on a Galápagos Island.