The island of Samar is considered as the caving capital of the Philippines. Known also as the third largest island in the Philippines, next to Luzon and Mindanao, Samar is home to the biggest, longest and most amazing caves in the country.
Caves are usually hollow places underground that is why, inside them, one can expect to see incredible rock formations like stalactites and stalagmites, as well as unique creatures such as blind and colorless crabs, shrimps and crayfish.
They are also formed over millions of years so discovering important fossils and archaeological findings can be common inside these mysterious wonders of nature.
A Megalodon tooth inside a cave in Samar?
On March 28, 2015, a team of Italian (Guido Rossi) and French (Marcel Paul) speleologists, guided by Samar cave master and speleologist Joni A. Bonifacio, discovered what seems to be a fossilized tooth of a Megalodon inside Taguloulo Cave in San Jorge, Samar. [Read more…]