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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. ...

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Original article

Die Hoehle, 2011, Vol 62, Issue -3, p. 63-72
Expedition Vuvu 2010 ins Nakanai-Gebirge auf Neubritannien
Abstract:
In the spring of 2010 an international expedition visited the Nakanai Mountains in New Britain (Papua New Guinea). In the vicinity of the Matali River the two caves Bikbik and Liklik Vuvu, that both were found and explored by a French expedition in 1980, have been linked by diving to form the Wowo- System, now the second largest cave of New Britain with a length of 14.5 km and a depth well above 500 m (second only to the Kasoar-System). The team had to turn back in the large tunnel due to lack of time, still several kilometers from the Matali Gorge and more then 200 m above the assumed resurgence. Additionally a number of new caves were found and explored, among which Maare is probably most interesting. From its position and large dimensions it can be assumed, that it may be the headwaters of the Luse River, joining the Kavakuna River in the cave Ka2 and emerging in the big Matali resurgence, which has not yet been fully explored.