‘Fairy Circles’ in Namibia Weren’t Created by Termites

May 21, 2014 6:57 PM

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‘Fairy Circles’ in Namibia Weren’t Created by Termites

Fairy circles are circular barren patches of dirt, typically found in the grasslands of the western part of Southern Africa. They are most prolific in Namibia, but are also present in Angola and South Africa. The rings, which are found in the arid grasslands of Namibia, can grow as wide as 65 feet and last for more than 75 years.

For several decades scientists are making an effort to come up with an elucidation for the formation of the unfathomable, vegetation-free circles often found in certain African grassland regions.

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