Bizarre moment air bubbles float around inside 20 MILLION-year-old amber fossil
- Air bubbles can be seen floating in amber fossil around 20-30 million years old
- Fossil with air bubbles is a rare phenomenon known to experts as ‘enhydro’
- Amber is fossilized tree resin and its known for its striking orange colour
This video shows the bizarre moment air bubbles move through an incredible 20-million-year-old amber fossil.
The fossil was discovered in the Dominican Republic and is thought to be 20-30 million years old, experts say.
It is extremely rare to see fossils with air bubbles inside them, a phenomenon known as enhydro.
This video shows the bizarre moment air bubbles move through an incredible 20-million-year-old amber fossil
The Twitter account ‘Fossil Locator’ posted the fascinating video of the air bubbles flowing through the fossil.
‘Enhydro (water inclusion) with a moving air bubble in amber from the Dominican Republic, 20-30 million years old, with plenty of insect fossils,’ they wrote alongside the video.
Amber is fossilized tree resin and its known for its striking orange colour.
It is often valued as a gemstone and is made into a variety of decorative objects and jewelry.