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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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Thanks to Dan Lamping (Illinois Speleological Survey) for drawing Figure 2.
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.
Considering the large number of passionate cavers out there (the National Speleological Society has 10,000 members), it took a long time to figure out that lint was a threat to caves.
(Eds HJ Dyson, R Ellis, JM James) (The Sydney Speleological Society: Sydney)
Washington Speleological Survey Bulletin 2, Western Speleological Survey Series Number 22.
One member of the speleological group Roma Sotterranea discusses this when describing the constant shifting of the surface:
The article ends on a funny note, explaining this has nothing to do with the Balkan Speleological Conference, to be held in Sofia in March to celebrate the 85th anniversary of organized speleology in Bulgaria.
Word Ways would offer a plausible excuse for resigning my National Speleological Society membership committee job, one that held little interest for me.
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.caves.org), the 62-year-old U.S.
He was a former Editor of the NSS News, the monthly magazine of the National Speleological Society (professional cave explorers).
Huppop, "The role of metabolism in the evolution of cave animals," The National Speleological Society Bulletin, vol.