Scientists opened a cave that was ISOLATED for 5.5 MILLION years and look what they found

Living in this world is not a guarantee that you will know and see everything that you didn’t know. We only live a short life here on earth and it isn’t enough to explore everything just for once. There are many creatures and things we are still unfamiliar with in this small world.

Just like with the movile cave which was opened after 5.5 million years of isolation. According to Did You Know channel, the cave which was sealed for more than 5 million years is just a few miles west from the black sea and Roumanie. It was discovered by humans in 1896.

The air inside is poisonous and unbearably humid and fewer than 100 hundred people have tried to delve into the cave. It’s currently only accessible with special permission.

Although the caverns are naturally guarded by series of shafts and Merrill limestone tunnels,  once stepped inside the cave, the air contains only half of the amount of oxygen compared outside, and is super high on carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide.

But even it has a harsh environment, Biologists have so far identified 48 species living inside it. Some of those are spiders, water scorpions, centipedes, leeches, and isopods, 33 of which are totally unique to this one cave. Most of the creatures in the cave have no vision and lack pigment.

After all who need sight or to be put in the pitch darkness. There are also on the hole as a bunch with extra long limbs and that help them navigate in the darkness.

As if this world wasn’t alien enough, it’s one of the only known ecosystems that relies on chemo synthetic bacteria. Most Ecosystems used photosynthesis to hire this energy however, since there is no natural sunlight in the cave, the bacteria need to get their energy and carbon, directly from chemical reactions such as the oxidation of a sulfide or the oxidation of ammonium.

There are still many mysteries that lie deep within the movile cave but even after just 30 years of not knowing it exist and researchers still have more inhabitant to discover some of whom can hold mass of insights and evolutionary biology and even the nature of life itself.

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