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Creatures of the Underwater Caves

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Bahamian Caves

An Owl's Roost
On one dive into a blue hole on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, scientists uncovered what appears to be an ancient owl's roost. This roost likely dates back to more than 12,000 years ago, when the sea level was as much as 130 meters (427 feet) below modern levels. By the time the scientists finished picking through all the bones uncovered at the perch—presumably the remains of the owl's prey—they had identified 46 animal species, many of which are now locally or globally extinct.


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