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speleology

(spē′lē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The scientific study of caves.
2. Exploration of caves.

spe′le·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
spe′le·ol′o·gist n.
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We would like to thank Dr Miguel Rodriguez, Dr Jaime Cancel, and Dr Paola Schiappacasse of the Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean for their fantastic support; Dr Mike Lace, Dr Patricia Kambesis, and their speleological team; members and students of the archaeological fieldteam: Delise Torres Ortiz, Osvaldo de Jesus Rullan, Victor Serrano Puigdoller, Tiana Garcia Lopez de Victoria, Alex Palermo Gomez, Angel Vega de Jesus, RolfVieten, Dr Lucy Wrapson, David Redhouse, Dr Gen Madgwick.
In addition to the authors of this paper, the survey team included: Greg Middleton (Sydney Speleological Society), Linda Davis (NMSA), Adnan Moussalli (Museum Victoria, Melbourne), Devi Stuart-Fox (University of Melbourne), Mireille Saory (Ministere de l'Environnement, des Eaux et Forets et du Tourisme), Hajanirina Ramino (TMAM) and Roger Randalana (Biodiversity Conservation Madagascar).
Second, since many people get their primary exposure to caves from tour caves, I would have expected someone, somewhere to have mentioned the National Speleological Society (www.
He was a former Editor of the NSS News, the monthly magazine of the National Speleological Society (professional cave explorers).
The Georgia Speleological Society has documented 513 caves in Georgia with the majority of these caves located in the Appalachian Plateau and Ridge and Valley physiographic provinces.
This group's work in both cave systems was publicly criticized by the Cuba Speleological Society (2005) for proceeding in their development efforts without first conducting a thorough conservation study, which had been requested by the Speleological Federation of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Biking, hunting and fishing, trekking, healthy food, speleological, lake, rural and cultural tourism is only a small portion of the possibilities offered to tourists.
Two species were discussed in the report by Dumitresco and Georgesco (1983) on the oonopids collected during the Romanian speleological expeditions to Cuba in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
The chronicles of speleological exploration -- leading the Princess of Thailand through Tham Lod, and BBC film crews in search of troglobite fish -- made me want to set out for subterranean adventures myself.
Likewise, specific circuits can also be attractive such as: mountain trips to various tourist attractions, to natural parks and reservations, but also speleological (caves and gorges) explorations, or boat, kayak and canoe trips on lakes and rivers alike.