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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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220 The magnificent Diamond Cave in Phra Nang Krabi (Thailand) is one of the thousands of caves that have been explored by speleologists.
Much of Sbordoni's work has been done in Mexico's state of Chiapas, where the caves and sotanos can reach depths of 350 metres and only expert speleologists can survive in them.
Next year, world-renowned French speleologist, Jean-Francois Pernette and his team of 20, intend to explore this region and open it up for future study.
The four other laureates in this year's awards were: Canadian biologist Dr Amanda Vincent, recognised for her innovative seahorse conservation project in the central Philippines; French speleologist Jean-Francois Pernette, who plans to return to the almost inaccessible limestone islands off Chile's Patagonian coast; Bolivian social psychologist, Cristina Bubba Zamora, who is working with the Andean community of Coroma to recover and prevent the further export of sacred weavings; and general surgeon Dr Wijaya Godakumbura, who has designed a safe bottle lamp to replace those used widely in Sri Lankan homes.
In 2000, Pernette will lead a team of scientists and fellow speleologists to explore and map these unexplored caves which, it is hoped, will provide geologists with a laboratory for studying the movement of the Earth's crust.
I fully intended to take a picture the next day and a) tell the council how lethal their roads were; and b) invite the nation's speleologists to come and explore the new subterranean network opening up under Hunts Cross.
Thanks to the trailblazing work of speleologists and other scientists belonging to La Venta Geographical Association (La Venta Esplorazioni Geografeche, website: http://www.
Scientists who study caves are called speleologists.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- A team of Chinese and French speleologists have determined that China's longest cave is around 186 kilometers long, 25 kilometers longer than a measurement from 2014.
According to speleologists, Pesna has the largest entry in the Balkans.
Enter "lint camp," sleepaway camp for speleologists, spelunkers, cavers, and good-natured hangers-on.