Other Sites and Blogs

We can’t hope to bring you every story, but there are plenty of caving and mining blogs out there you can browse at your leisure! Have a read through some of the best! If you know of a blog you’d like us to add to this page please let us know!

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Only above-water microbes play a role in cave development

Only the microbes located above the water's surface contribute to the development of hydrogen-sulfide-rich caves, suggests an international team of researchers. Since 2004, researchers have been studying the Frasassi cave system, an actively developing ...
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Scientist solves 20-year-old cave diving mystery

Scientists have solved a decades-old geological mystery into what caused the death of a Florida cave diver ...
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Paris Catacombs 2015

Paris Catacombs 2015

Another fantastic weekend in and mostly underneath Paris with a some awesome people. Many thanks to Tom for driving, Big Steve, Di, Adam, Joel, Alistair, Bekah, Doldy, and Josh ...
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A Traverse of the Brenta Dolomites

I seem to have the same love-hate relationship with via ferratas as I do with caving. As I'm clinging to a frayed metal cable half way up a cliff, legs shaking on a rusty stemple, ...
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Matienzo Summer 2015

Matienzo Summer 2015

Nigel's Trip Report ...
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Chinese cave ‘graffiti’ tells a 500-year story of climate change and impact on society

Unique inscriptions found in a cave in China, combined with chemical analysis of cave formations, show how droughts affected the local population over the past five centuries, and underline the importance of implementing strategies to ...
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Underground gourmet: Selected terrestrial cave invertebrates and their meal preferences

Doubting whether cave invertebrates feed on just anything they can find in the harsh food-wise environment underground, researchers conducted a research in Slovakian and Romania caves. They studied a number of microwhip scorpions, oribatid mites, ...
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Video: The Geology of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu

Learn about the geological features of England's Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve with Dr. Keith Ball, a retired British Geological Survey geologist and life-long speleologist ...
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Video: Divers Experience Malta’s Billinghurst Cave

Visit inside Billinghurst Cave, a large underwater sea cave along the coast of Malta that has very little natural light thanks to a dip in the middle ...
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Human Skull in Sinkhole Prompts Homicide Investigation

Police are investigating at a Kentucky sinkhole after a human skull was spotted inside on Tuesday ...
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Watch: Cave Divers Explore Pandora Cave

Visit inside a recently discovered underwater cave covered with bacterial straws and webs, which rain down on the divers with every exhalation ...
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Telegraph Article Promotes the Adventure and Camaraderie of Caving

Folks are encouraged to try caving, the ultimate activity for those with a sense of adventure, in a recent article in The Telegraph ...
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Video: TAG Multi Drop Caving in Hang ‘Em High Cave

Watch as a group of young cavers explore Tennessee's Hang Em’ High Cave during a past Sewanee Mountain Cave Fest event ...
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Bat disease: Yeast byproduct inhibits white-nose syndrome fungus in lab experiments

A microbe found in caves produces a compound that inhibits Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers report. The finding could lead to treatments that kill the fungus while minimizing disruption ...
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Deepest cave-dwelling centipede discovered

Scientists have discovered the deepest underground dwelling centipede. The animal was found in three caves in the Velebit Mountains, Croatia. Recorded as deep as 1,100 meters, the new species was named after Hades, the god ...
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Remote cave study reveals 3000 years of European climate variation

Research on limestone formations in a remote Scottish cave has produced a unique 3000-year-long record of climatic variations that may have influenced historical events including the fall of the Roman Empire and the Viking Age ...
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Deciphering clues to prehistoric climate changes locked in cave deposits

It turns out that the steady dripping of water deep underground can reveal a surprising amount of information about the constantly changing cycles of heat and cold, precipitation and drought in the turbulent atmosphere above ...
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New cryptic amphipod discovered in West Caucasus caves

Scientists have discovered a new species of typhlogammarid amphipod in the limestone karstic caves of Chjalta mountain range -- the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus Range ...
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Research links two millennia of cyclones, floods, El Niño

Scientists have created a 2,200-year-long record of extreme rainfall events that might also help predict future climate change ...
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Concept of hibernation challenged: Bat species is first mammal found hibernating at constant warm temperatures

The Middle East, with temperate winters, was until recently considered an unlikely host for hibernating mammals. Now new research is set to change the very concept of hibernation. Researchers discovered two species of the mouse-tailed ...
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Tiny glassy snails discovered in caves of Northern Spain

Two new species of tiny subterranean snails enrich the biodiversity of Northern Spain. Zospeum vasconicum and Zospeum zaldivarae belong to a group of blind, diaphanous snails known to inhabit caves from Northern Spain to the ...
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The Grind Traverse

14th February After several trips that probably weren't worthy of being blogged about, I had a feeling this one might be different. Tom and Emma had dreamed up a particularly perverted itinerary for Tom's romantic ...
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Reduced rainfall in the northern tropics linked to industrial emissions, research suggests

Scientists have produced a rainfall record strongly suggesting that man-made industrial emissions have contributed to less rainfall in the northern tropics. The research team reconstructed rainfall patterns stretching back more than 450 years by analys ...
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Research could improve nuclear power plant safety, and stop your kettle furring up

Taking inspiration from nature, researchers have created a versatile model to predict how stalagmite-like structures form in nuclear processing plants – as well as how lime scale builds up in kettles ...
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A kingdom of cave beetles found in Southern China

A team of scientists specializing in cave biodiversity from the South China Agricultural University unearthed a treasure trove of rare blind cave beetles. The description of seven new species of underground Trechinae beetles attests for ...
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Brazilian zoologists discovered the first obligate cave-dwelling flatworm in South America

Typical cave-dwelling organisms, unpigmented and eyeless, were discovered in a karst area located in northeastern Brazil. The organisms were assigned to a new genus and species of freshwater flatworm and may constitute an oceanic relict ...
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The Gouffre Berger and Other Summer Adventures

I spent a week on the joint Red Rose and CSCA (army caving club) expedition back in August. Only being there for the first week of the expedition, I was always unlikely to have a ...
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Microbes can create dripstones in caves

Scientists have found that microscopic organisms can create dripstones in caves. The research illustrates how biological life can influence the formation of Earth's geology -- and the same may be happening right now on other ...
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New species of beetle discovered in the world’s deepest cave

Cave beetles are one of the most iconic species found in subterranean habitats. They were historically the first living organisms described by science that are adapted to the conditions of hypogean or subterranean life. The ...
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Magnetometer Pot

28 June 2014On my only previous visit to Magnetometer Pot we'd managed to miss all the good bits by sliding down a tiny slot quite close to the entrance and spending a couple of fruitless ...
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