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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 blowhole is 1. opening in the roof of a cave or cavern through which air is expelled vigorously. in coastal areas the phenomenon is usually due to compression of air within the cave by incoming tides or waves [20]. 2. cliff top entrance to a sea cave, also known as a geo, gloop, or gloup [9]. 3. (australian.) a small hole in the surface of the nullarbor plain through which air blows in and out with observable force, sometimes audibly [10]. related to breathing hole.synonyms: (french.) trou souffleur; (german.) windhohle; (greek.) ope ekphysosa; (italian.) bocca soffiante; (spanish.) soplador; (turkish.) uflenme agzi; (yugoslavian.) vjetrenica, veternica, puhaljka, pihalnik, dihalnik. see also steam hole.?

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Spanish caver injured in a deep cave in Peru.
Raul Perez-Lopez on 21 Sep, 2014

Cecilio López-Tercero, profesional speleologist was injured during the exploration of the karst system in Leymebamba,  Amazonas, located in the Andean Cordillera. The fatality occured the past Thursday, 18th of September during an international exploration at 400 meters depth.  The caver was seriously injured by a falling of 5 meters. First reports said that he is in conscience and his life is not in danger. Several Rescue Teams of Spain and South America were displaced to the cave and are right now working hard to extract the caver from the hollow black pitch. Cecilio, is not able to move his legs and his arms and probably, he suffers high damage in at least two disks of her back bone.. More information available at http://rescateintimachay.blogspot.com.es/

Keywords: accident, Peru, Andean karst, speleologist, Spanish