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Exploration of cave
By: Kane on 6/8/2011 12:23:51 AM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,exploration, cave, subterranean river, limestone,
 
Fed by countless drips and trickles, the subterranean river carves ever deeper into the rock. The cave river’s course is channeled by the beds of limestone. A weakness in the rock can not allow the river to increase its flow-rate, providing a real challenge for us.
 
The downward rushes halted when the water table is reached. Here slow flowing river carver tunnels with a more rounded profile. This tranquil world is home to specialized cave fishes, like the eyeless Golden Barb. China may have more unique kinds of cave-evolved-fishes than anywhere else on Earth.
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