Speleology

Speleology is the scientific study and exploration of caves; including the surveying, mapping and cartography of caves and reporting on the flora and fauna found in them. The Speleology topic includes questions related to the geology, biology, chemistry, archaeology, hydrogeology,and karst topography of caves; the history of and trivia about specific caves; and published findings related to the research of those who study caves called Speleologists.

Asked by Forrest Brakus in Speleology, Travel & Places

What is the biggest cave in the world?

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The biggest cave in the world is Sơn Đoòng cave in Vietnam. It has a volume of nearly 40 million cubic kilometers. Inside, there’s a river, two jungles, and a localized climate. It was discovered in the early 1990s, and nobody returned until 2009. A man named Ho Khanh first found it while hunting—he’d heard wind and the flow of the river inside. However, on return trips, he couldn’t find the cave again. He searched for it for years before he finally led researchers to it more than a decade later. Now, a limited number of people can explore it each year.
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What do hoodoos sea bridges and caves have in common?

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They are formed when erosion removes less resistant rocks and leaves behind parts that are more resistant
Asked in Speleology, Ice Ages

Conflict of Maroo of the winter caves?

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The main conflicts in Maroo of the Winter Caves are not having enough food, Areg dying, and Maroo and Otak crossing the WHite Mountains.
Asked in Speleology, Children's Books

What is the theme in Maroo of the Winter Caves?

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Survival is the theme for this story. Maroo and her family fight to survive throughout the whole story (especially the end)
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What happened in chapter 9 of maroo of the winter caves?

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marro cannot see the smoke from the other camp.
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Climax of maroo of the winter caves?

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The climax of Maroo of the Winter Caves is when she concurs her fear of the mountain spirit.
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How did maroo get her name in maroo of the winter caves?

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Maroo means "Little Ptarmigian".
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Are the Jenolan Caves open for anyone to explore?

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They are the worlds oldest caves and are situated in Sydney and there are a wide range of tours that happen on a daily basis for all people except there are a few tours that are not suitable for young children including the "ribbon cave" and the "jubilee cave"
Asked in India, Speleology

Where are the Batu Caves located?

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The Batu Caves are 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and are located in the Gombak district. The Batu Caves receive their name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River which flows past the hill that the caves are located on.
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How many limestone caves been formed?

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No-one knows! If you trawl through the cave lists for every country that has caves in limestone, the answer will run into many tens, maybe some hundreds, of thousands from the near-400miles of the Flint Ridge / Mammoth Cave System down to the most modest little solutional tube. Then there must be many more not known - or not yet anyway - because they lie in very remote regions or their entrances are concealed by natural run-ins, glacial till chokes and the like. A quick estimate from the index in the guide-book for just one part of Northern England alone came to something like 800 caves.
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Is subarctic colder than humid continental?

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The lower the air temperature the lower the humidity, generally.
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What kind of cave is Vanguard Cave?

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Vanguard Cave is a natural sea cave in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Geophysics, Speleology

What is a river crystal?

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There isn't. If you could describe what you call a "river crystal" in sufficient detail, and it is something definite, someone may be able to identify and name it correctly.
Asked in Animal Life, Speleology

How are fungus different from animals?

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As different as plants and animals! Fungi are not animals, simple as that. Oh, and "fungus" is singular - the plural is "fungi".