Monday, 8 February 2016

Sharks thriving in a volcano crater

Sharks thriving in a volcano crater baffle scientists
Kavachi, near the Solomon Islands, is one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the world. The volcano's peak lies 25 metres below the surface, and when it isn't erupting the crater is overflowing with orange hydrothermal fluid which can be seen for a kilometre or more downstream. A team of scientists studying its geothermal activity made the unexpected discovery of sharks swimming around in the hot, acidic waters inside its crater.

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The fact that marine creatures can adapt to live in such acidic conditions is hopeful for cryptozoologists in that it means cryptids may have adapted and lake creatures may still be around

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Has this trekker found footprints of the Yeti?

Are these the footprints of the yeti? Trekker believes mystery trail spotted in remote area of the Himalayas could come from the legendary beast 

Instead, he believes they were left by a gorilla-like animal as it carefully picked its way across the steep, snow-covered slope. The tracks were spotted on Gangkhar Puensum, the world’s highest unclimbed mountain, when Mr Berry’s Bhutanese guide spotted them 200 yards away across an impassable chasm in October 2014.Mr Berry, 66, who lives near Badminton in South Gloucestershire, said: ‘The local people said we were the first to ever set foot on that pass. ‘I had always thought that stories about the yeti were a bit of old bunkum. But there is no denying these tracks existed. ‘The prints were clearly visible with the naked eye from where we were standing on a pass at 17,800ft.‘There was a vertical drop in front of us, not to mention a very serious mountainside to cross, so we could not get to them.’