Sarisariñama


Sarisariñama

The Sarisariñama tepui is a mountain in the Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park at the far south-west of Bolívar State, Venezuela, near the border with Brazil. Height: 2,300 metres.

This mountain is one of the most remote in the country, with the closest road being hundreds of miles away. Access is restricted to scientific researchers onlyFact|date=May 2007.

inkholes

The most distinctive feature of this tepui are its nearly-circular sink holes, which are still a mystery to geologists and biologists. The holes have a diameter of 350 meters and go down from the flat top of the mountain straight down for 350 meters. The vertical walls have created an isolated ecosystem at the bottom, with some species of plants and animals not found anywhere else in the world. These sink holes were first seen and explored in 1974. David Nott's book "Into the Lost World" describes the descent and the scientific investigation of the surface of the plateau.

External links

* [http://www.thelostworld.org/ The Lost World]


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