Our world is undeniably so large that there are still parts of it which we haven’t discovered yet. Because of this, scientists are making efforts to probe certain parts of the world which haven’t been seen by other people yet.
One example is the Movile cave which was opened after 5.5 million years. The cave is located just a few miles west from the black sea and Roumanie. It was discovered in 1896.
Scientists took extra precaution in exploring the cave. Due to the long time it has been shut, poisonous gases formed in its atmosphere making it hazardous to humans. Because of this, special permission is needed to enter the cave.
Despite its harsh environment, scientists found 48 species living inside it. Some of the creatures they found are spiders, water scorpions, centipedes, leeches, and isopods. Thirty three of them are totally unique to this one cave. Most of the creatures in the cave also have no vision and lack pigment since no amount of light has penetrated the cave for more than 5 million years.
The creatures living in the cave also thrive on chemosynthetic bacteria instead of photosynthesis since sunlight is not visible in the cave. The species rely on the chemical reaction of their surroundings in order to produce their food.
As of the moment, experts are still studying the cave and others like it in order to find more signs of life that are still unknown to men.
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