Rare Find: Extinct Sloth Fossils Discovered In Underwater Cave

Divers made a rare discovery of extinct giant sloths in a Cuba cave. Geographer and National Geographic Grantee Matthew Peros and his team found fossils of three extinct sloth species in an underwater cave near Varadero. Underwater caves with extinct animal remains are extremely rare. Peros hopes to learn more about ancient climate and environment from studying the remains.

Click here to read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/160513-underwater-sloths-caves-fossils-diving-exploration-science/

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Videography and photography
Jill Heinerth (Heinerth Productions, Inc.)
Edey Bermúdez (Los Corales Diving Center, Varadero)
Wilberg Hernández Monterde (Los Corales Diving Center, Varadero)
Angela Lanza (Bishop’s University)

Bil Phillips (Speleotech.com)

3-D modeling
Corey Jaskolski (Hydro Technologies, Inc.)

Diving and Science
Dr. Matthew Peros (Project PI, Bishop’s University)
M.Sc. Joao Gabriel Martínez López (Project Co-PI, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, La Habana)
Dr. Miguel Angel Pereira Sosa (Los Corales Diving Center, Varadero, and Project Co-ordinator)
Dr. Kenny Broad (University of Miami)
Edey Bermúdez (Los Corales Diving Center, Varadero)
Elián López Cabrera (Los Corales Diving Center, Varadero)
Dr. Fabio Esteban Amador (National Geographic Society)

Nick Lunn