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Offline darklord

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Philippines long cave
« on: August 09, 2016, 02:59:25 pm »
Whilst browsing a geography site for some other info, I noticed an interesting blog entry (on the same site) about a long river cave on the island of Palawan in the Philippines:

http://basementgeographer.com/puerto-princesa-subterranean-river/

The basic facts, of a 24km long cave system with an 8km river section, seem to be echoed in a Wikipedia entry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Princesa_Subterranean_River_National_Park

I wonder whether any Philippines specialists here can shed light on this cave?  It doesn't appear in the world's long caves list at caverbob.com  -  maybe because the explorers never submitted details, or little is known about it? Of course the caverbob site could be out of date, too.   Apparently.....

"In 2010, a group of environmentalists and geologists discovered that the underground river has a second floor, which means that there are small waterfalls inside the cave. They also found a cave dome measuring 300 m (980 ft) above the underground river..."

Somewhat vague but not uninteresting (and recent) details for a cave which should be in the world's top 200 longest caves.  Anyone any ideas on the source of data for the cave length, or the exploratory group involved?

Hugh

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Re: Philippines long cave
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 03:25:11 pm »
and of course there is a book ...

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Re: Philippines long cave
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2016, 05:41:50 pm »
There is a rather embarrassing film too........ Extended considerably by the Italians since I was there in the early 80's with the Australians. Now a fairly major tourist attraction for the area.

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Re: Philippines long cave
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2016, 06:56:09 pm »
and of course there is a book ...

That's helpful!.... ::)