The earth is a world of life rich in species. In addition to intelligent life humans, there are more than millions of various creatures. And the surface of the earth is an ocean world with 71% of water resources, so there are more kinds of organisms in the ocean than on land, and there are many kinds of organisms that are very strange and are not recognized by us.
No matter what kind of creatures they are, they have their own body colors, and the same species often has some very unique variants of skin color for various reasons. The colors of biological species are generally relatively normal, but if there are some particularly rare colored creatures, then it has extremely high research value for scientists.
The tortoise can be said to be a very widely distributed creature on the earth, it mainly exists in the ocean and coastal areas. And tortoises also have a different status in human civilization. Basalt, one of the four beasts in ancient myths and legends in our country, is actually a type of tortoise.
And tortoises are also a long-lived creature. We often say that turtles live for thousands of years. It can be seen that tortoises have a relatively long lifespan. So how many types of turtles are there? According to publicly available data, there are about 200-250 species that exist on Earth today.
Although there are so many types of tortoises, there are many types of tortoises that are very rare or even impossible for us to find. Especially some turtles that live in the deep sea generally do not appear in shallow waters, and we naturally can’t find them. Turtles are not entirely aquatic creatures. Many tortoises are semi-aquatic, and they often swim from water to land on land.
The color of turtles is generally gray or black. The turtles we usually see are these two types of colors. Have friends ever seen a tortoise with a golden body? Many friends may say that the “golden tortoise” is just a legendary tortoise, which does not exist in the real world. Is this really true? of course not.
In fact, golden tortoises still exist in the world, but they are extremely rare. Some friends may have seen some tortoises with golden heads or parts of their bodies. They think such tortoises are rare “golden tortoises”, but this is not the case. Although part of the tortoise is golden, it can also be called a “golden tortoise”, which is also a rare type of tortoise, but the real “golden tortoise” is very eye-catching, and the whole body is golden.
At present, only five of this rare “golden tortoise” have been found in the world, and the fifth one was just discovered in Nepal some time ago. The “golden tortoise” discovered by scientists in Nepal has a rare golden color all over it. Once found there, it was regarded as the incarnation of a god by the villagers.
Therefore, after the scientists recorded and archived this newly discovered “golden tortoise”, they released it into the wild. According to zoologists, this is only the fifth golden tortoise found in the world, belonging to the North Indian box turtle, and the first case in Nepal. This “golden tortoise” was found in Nepal and can be said to have extremely high value.
So how did such a rare “golden tortoise” come into being? In the eyes of people in ancient times, this “golden tortoise” would be given the incarnation of a god, because it is very rare and has a very noble color. You know, whether in ancient or modern times, golden yellow is a symbol of dignity, especially in ancient times, it is a symbol of imperial power, so the “golden tortoise” was regarded as the incarnation of gods by Nepalese villagers.
In fact, in the eyes of biologists, this “golden tortoise” is actually a genetic mutation or genetic variation. We all know that the core of life is evolution, and in the process of evolution, genetic mutations or mutations will occur. It is through constant genetic mutation and mutation that life on earth can achieve rapid evolution and evolution, and now human beings are born.
Human genes will continue to mutate and mutate, which is why various genetic diseases appear. In the evolution of tortoises from generation to generation, various genetic mutations will naturally occur, resulting in some strange species. The “golden tortoise” is the product of genetic mutations, but it is more difficult for normal tortoises to make their offspring “golden tortoises” through genetic mutations. Otherwise, there will not only be five “golden tortoises” found in the world. tortoise”.
Although in our eyes, the “golden tortoise” is very rare and looks very noble and beautiful, and even regarded as a god by some people, in the tortoise family, the “golden tortoise” is a different species and is not accepted by the tortoise. If a “golden tortoise” appears in a tortoise race, it may be driven out by the family.
Although “golden tortoise” is a very rare species in modern times, once discovered, it is a highly protected species. It is basically impossible for us to have such a tortoise, but in the future, as humans With the rapid development of genetic technology, the “golden tortoise” may also become a common species.
The “golden tortoise” is just a variation of the outer color. It is possible to artificially create this kind of “golden tortoise” through advanced genetic technology in the future. At that time, it is no longer a rare species, and may become a mascot into people’s lives.
The “golden tortoise” is only one of the rare creatures on earth. In unknown areas, there may be many unique species that we don’t know at all. Especially in the ocean, we currently only know about 10% of its exploration, and most of the areas are still blind spots for human exploration and unknown areas. In those areas that humans have not yet explored, there are bound to be many strange creatures that we do not understand, or even exceed our cognition.
Of course, with the rapid development of human industry and the continuous destruction of the ecological environment, a large number of species are constantly extinct and disappear. If we do not have good environmental protection measures and cannot control the continuous deterioration of the environment, it may be hundreds of years later. In the future, most biological species may disappear. All kinds of creatures we can see now may become extinct in the future.
Therefore, the earth is my home. If we want the earth to maintain a life-rich world, it is necessary to strengthen environmental protection. If environmental protection is not taken seriously, it is possible that in the limited future, there will be only one species on the earth, and all other animals will disappear. At that time, humans will be even more lonely. Even if we have more powerful technology and can survive in the harsh environment of the earth, can humans be happy without other species?