Ball's Pyramid - The Improbable Desert Island

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Ball's Pyramid - The Improbable Desert Island

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Ball's pyramid or Balls Pyramids (English Ball's Pyramid) is a desert island of volcanic origin in the Tasman Sea which has a rank of the highest volcanic rock in the world. He is in 20 kilometers to the southeast from Lord Howe Island and reaches height of 562 meters.

 

The found in 1788, fruitless rocky spike was considered one of the most rare insects in the world who was considered as died out deprived of life till 2001 when the group of scientists has found, perhaps. Within more than 70 years any alive individual of Dryococelus australis hasn't been found.

 

Known as "earth lobsters", six-inch insects once were an everyday occurrence on the next Lord Howe Island, but as it was supposed, they have been eaten by the black rats delivered on the island in 1918.

 

 

Ball's pyramid - the improbable desert island

 

 

Nevertheless, in 2001 scientists have found colony of the huge insects walking sticks living under the only bush at the height of 30 meters on absolutely fruitless rock. Somehow some of wingless insects have managed to get over through 20 km. the open ocean to land on Balls Pyramids and to survive. In total on a rocky spike 27 individuals of insects have been found. Now they get divorced in bondage.

 

 

Ball's pyramid - the improbable desert island

 

 

 

Ball's pyramid - the improbable desert island

 

 

 

Ball's pyramid - the improbable desert island

 

 

 

Ball's pyramid - the improbable desert island

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