I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")
There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found:
Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum
The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...
Did you know?
That ponor is (slavic.) 1. hole or opening in the bottom or side of a depression where a surface stream or lake flows either partially or completely underground into the karst ground-water system. a seaponor is where sea-water flows or is drawn into an opening by a vacuum in karstified rock . 2. hole in the bottom or side of a closed depression through which water passes to or from an underground channel . synonyms: (british.) swallet, swallow hole, stream sink; (french.) ponor, aven, gouffre, perte; (german.) schlund, saugloch, schlinger, ponor; (greek.) katavothra; (italian.) inghittitoio, capovento; (russian.) ponor; (spanish.) sumidero, ponor, perdida; (turkish.) su yutan; (yugoslavian.) ponor, utok, poziralnik, pivka. see also swallow hole.?