Many species may be discovered
George Veni, executive director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) in the US, said that this is very good news. Although he was not involved in this research, the organization that discovered this cave is associated with George Veni’s Institute. Scientists are considering this as important, as they expect to find many undiscovered species. He said that karst topography is seen in southern China.
How did this sinkhole become?
This sinkhole is 306 meters long and about 150 meters wide. The area where it is found has pits and caves. Rainwater stored here for a long time turns into acid, which creates tunnels and drains in the stones. Due to continuous going through this process, these pits get bigger. Although this sinkhole was earlier believed to be a valley.
Beijing: Chinese scientists have made an amazing discovery. Scientists have discovered a canyon-shaped sinkhole with a forest inside. Scientists have found this sinkhole in the Guangxi Zhuang region located in the south of China. This sinkhole is 630 feet or 192 meters deep from the surface. Scientists (speleologists) studying the caves have discovered this sinkhole on 6 May. A sinkhole is a cave-like shape built under the ground.