Batagay megaslump

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The Batagay megaslump (also called the Batagaika crater) is a large pit in Siberia. It is caused by the permafrost melting. This megaslump began as a cut on the side of a hill. It is the largest megaslump in the world.[1] Scientists are interested in the Batagay because it has a natural record of past ecology. Remains of extinct animals such as the prehistoric steppe bison and cave lion have been recovered.[2]

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  1. Stone, Richard (2020.07.28). "Siberia's 'Gateway to the Underworld' Grows as Record Heat Wave Thaws Permafrost". Science. Retrieved 2020.07.29. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help); Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)
  2. "Batagaika Crater Expands". earthobservatory.nasa.gov. 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2020-07-29.