Saturday, May 20, 2017

Scientists Discover Creatures That Haven’t Been Exposed to Sunlight for More Than 5.5 Million Years in a Romanian Cave

Throughout history, great explorers and scientists have worked hard to uncovered so many things on the planet over the last thousand years, so it looks like there are no great discoveries anymore. Is our planet still a mystery, or do we know everything about it? Has everything been discovered?

Lucky for us, that's not true, and when you see these photos, you'll understand why! Scientists found some creatures that are 5 million years old. Take a look and get ready to have your mind blown by this freaky discovery.
One of those amazing things that are yet to be completely uncovered is the Movile cave. This cave can be found in the country of Romania and was discovered in 1986.

Still, only a few people have been inside the cave.

Creatures in the Darkness 

This little part of our world was hidden from the sunlight for millions of years, so evolution was completely different there.

Several really bizarre species live there, never having seen the light of day. Because of this, they had to adapt to the conditions.
Since there's no sunlight, the creatures do not need pigment to protect them from it. Also, most of them do not have an eyesight and the ability to see because they never needed it in the dark conditions.
But because they have evolved differently, they have some other body parts that are baffling scientists.

They discovered that these species have special limbs and antennae that help them navigate around in the dark.

A Scientific Mystery 

What scientists are wondering about is how this place became so isolated and how any creature got inside the cave at all.

It's incredibly rare and strange that scientists found a 5.5 million-year-old species that we never even knew about.

J. Colin Murrell Shares His Expert Opinion 

A microbiologist from the University of East Anglia said: “It’s very likely that the bacteria have been there a lot longer than five million years, but that the insects became trapped there around that time."

"They could have simply fallen in and become trapped when the limestone cast dropped, sealing the cave until it was discovered again in 1986,” he continued.
This place surely gives scientists a chance to find some new great discoveries, especially in the field of evolutionary biology, making it possible to understand evolution in general while they discover what took place here and why the creatures are there.

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