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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   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. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
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,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
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. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
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 sea cave is 1. a cave cut in any rock type where a geological weakness is exploited by the highly selective erosion power of wave action. fingal's cave, cut in the basalt of staffa, scotland, is a famous example. true sea caves should not be confused with dissolutional caves that pre-dated the wave action but were then intersected and revealed as a cliff line was eroded back such as caves in the chalk at beachy head in south-east england. in some young tropical islands, dissolutional voids have formed below sea-level in the mixing zone between fresh and saline ground water. some have subsequently been tectonically uplifted into a shoreline position, to give the misleading impression of having developed due to waver action. caves of this type on the coast of tongatapu, tonga, have pools that connect with active dissolutional cavities below sea-level that might be related to the mixing zone [9]. 2. a cave or cleft in a sea cliff or coastal karst outcrop eroded by waves or currents or dissolved by circulating ground water [20]. synonyms: (french.) grotte marine; (german.) kustenhohle, meereshohle; (greek.) thalassion spelson - paraktion speleon; (italian.) grotta marina; (russian.) morskaja pescera; (spanish.) cueva marina; (turkish.) deniz magarasi; (yugoslavian.) morska pecina (spilja). see cave. compare nip. see also littoral zone.?

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