PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS IN ANCHIALINE CAVES OF CUBA.

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PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS IN ANCHIALINE CAVES OF CUBA.

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Title: PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS IN ANCHIALINE CAVES OF CUBA.
Author: Bozanic, JE
Abstract: A series of scuba dives conducted in fifteen anchialine caves in two distinct regions of Cuba in September 1992 resulted in the collection of a new gastropod species, a new Remipedia (Crustacea) species, as well as other cave adapted organisms. Caves in the extreme west area of Cuba were Aston type collapses similar to the sinkholes of Florida and blue holes of the Bahamas, while those in the Bay of Pigs area were slumping fracture cracks like those on Andros Island. In conjunction with the scientific studies, Cuban cave diving researchers were assisted with equipment development and evaluation, and with training in techniques utilized by American cave divers.
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6319
Date: 1993

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