As the year 2023 draws to a close, the wonders of our natural world continue to captivate us. From the deepest oceans to the farthest reaches of space, our planet is full of stories that are intriguing. Throughout 2023, Nature World News (NWN) has featured significant discoveries and groundbreaking stories about the world around us.
Let’s take a closer look at the best Nature World News reports of this year. From the dynamics of the ecosystem to extraordinary archeological finds, here are the best Nature World News stories of 2023.
1. Solar Storm Alert
On May 21, a solar storm alert was reported, showing a potential geomagnetic storm that could hit. The large solar storm was forecast to bring an explosion from the Sun. When the storm unleashes, it is expected that aurora borealis could shine in the night skies.
2. Ancient Footprints of Extinct Human Species
In Germany, a rare discovery of ancient footprints was unearthed. The findings can likely show the life of Homo heidelbergensis which could have lived in the region about 300,000 years ago. Researchers were amazed because the precious footprints were in good condition.
3. Snapping Turtle in Chicago River
People found a rare napping turtle known as Chonkosaurus in the Chicago River, which is toxic. The emergence of the said animal can show the success of restoration and cleanup efforts to improve the once-toxic river.
4. Invasive Zebra Mussels in a Park in Texas
A recent report discovered one zebra mussel, according to the recent surveys. The mussels were discovered to take over the Hords Creek Lake in Coleman County. Authorities conducted mitigation efforts to avoid the potential spread of infestation or disease.
5. Flash Flood Warning in Parts of Tennessee
The weather service warned of flash flood concerns on June 10 in parts of Tennessee due to potential damn failure in the area. According to reports, flash flooding is likely at the Arkabutla Dam on the Coldwater River. Low-lying areas are at risk of flooding threat.
6. El Demonio Negro
On April 7, the news of El Demonio Negro unfolded, fearing the potential attacks from a powerful shark near waters off Baja California in Mexico. The Black Demon shark of Corte was also feared for killing whales and boat attacks.
7. Tree Frogs in Brazil
In the first time discovery, tree frogs were found to pollinate milk fruit flowers found in the amphibians near Rio de Janeiro. The researchers discovered that plants’ seeds can be dispersed by frogs. However, the report added that it was too early for frogs to pollinate.
8. The Great Blue Hole in the Marine Sinkhole Near Belize
The Great Blue Hole in Belize is an important place for tourism in the area. Under the hole, they navigated the area using submarines and discovered mineral formations or marine sinkhole formations in the area.
9. Noises in the Mount Everest
Mount Everest is considered the highest mountain, which is popular for tourists and trekking. According to researchers, the noises are tiny vibrations, and the thermal fracturing manages to produce sounds.
10. The Killer Whales Known As Port and Starboard
Starboard and Port are the two killing orcas that swim in parts of South Africa’s coast. The duo killer whales were found on a killing spree in February, killing about 17 sharks.
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