Explore The Wonder
by Robin Nobles
a professional freelance writer and the Director of
Training of the Academy of Web Specialists.
|Did you know that the longest cave in the world, Mammoth
has more than 350 miles of mapped passages, with more being
mapped each year? A cave in France is almost a mile deep!
Tennessee has the most caves in the U.S., with over 8,350 caves
registered so far.
No doubt about it: caves are fascinating. Even the names of items found in caves are rather unique: stalactites, stalagmites, cave popcorn, cave bacon, and cave draperies, to name a few. Did you know that in cave systems, water goes underground in a sinkhole, then moves through the cave and re-emerges as surface water in a spring somewhere? Click HERE for more facts about caves.
Click HERE for more remarkable pictures of caves, offered by Shot in the Dark Cave Photography.
Typical of the true educational value of the Internet, you can take virtual tours of caves and never leave your home. The Virtual Cave actually offers four tours: Solution Caves (the "typical" cave with over 40 rooms to explore); Lava Tube Caves (formed by flowing lava); Sea Caves (carved out by oceans); and Erosional Caves (formed by the action of water and wind). These spectacular pictures will keep you occupied for hours.
|At the Journey into Amazing Caves site, you'll learn about the
IMAX movie currently being shown in giant screen theatres around
the world. Watch expert cavers as they explore ice caves in
Greenland, underwater caves in Mexico, and more, "looking for
important clues about the Earth's past and microorganisms that
inhabit its most extreme environments." The site offers a listing
of theatres that are currently showing the movie as well as a
fascinating educational section on cave ecology, how caves are
formed, and information for teachers.
Sea Island Caves is "the world's largest sea cave" and is the home of wild sea lions and sea birds off the coast of Oregon. Click on Webcam to see a live picture of the outside of the cave, or click on "Visit the Cave" to go on a virtual tour of the cave, which is the height of a 12-story building and the length of a football field.
With all of this talk about caves, where can we go to actually visit one? The National Caves Associates offers a Caves Directory, complete with contact information and even links to regional caves.
Finally, the Learn More About Caves page, sponsored by the National Speleological Society, is an educational page offering information on cave animals, virtual cave tours, educational information divided by age level, and much more, all designed to help you learn about caves in a fun and exciting way.
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Robin has another article here, The Majesty of Alaska.
Cave Art of Chauvet too.
Where are the deepest caves in the world?
Visit Robbers Cave in Oklahoma, home for Jesse James and Gang.
Russell Cave National Monument is an archeological treasure containing evidence as to how prehistoric Indians lived in the Southeast for almost 10,000 years. Virtually, no other place in the region holds such a rich record offering clues to how prehistoric Indians fed, clothed and protected themselves.
Caves honeycomb Missouri hills and valleys and challenge even experienced spelunkers. Missouri has more than 5,000 caves and often is called "The Cave State." Out of 114 counties in Missouri, 78 counties have caves for adventurers to explore.
Caves are part of the inside track: Caves aren't places the
average human loves to live in, but some of them are wonderful places to visit.
The Inner Earth Film Project is documenting the most spectacular, unusual and
remote caves in the world for the rest of us. Public, private and government
caves around the world are being explored. The video will show how caves form
and why they are a precious resource for all nations.
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