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View Resource World Cave Database

The World Cave Database was created by Eric Madelaine of the French Research Institute for Computer Science and Automatic Control. Users can browse the database by depth, length, or an alphabetical listing of the caves, and can search the nearly 1000 entries by keyword. All included caves are 300 meters deep and 3 kilometers long and larger, including the longest, which is the Mammoth Cave system...

http://www-sop.inria.fr/agos-sophia/sis/DB/database.html
View Resource The Virtual Cave

Dave Bunnell, a member of the National Speleological Society and cave researcher, and Djuna Bewley created this fascinating website depicting caves from all over the world. With an abundance of images and descriptions, student and educators can learn about solution, lava tube, sea, and erosional caves. When visiting the most extensive link, Solution Caves, users can take a virtual cave tour where...

http://www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave/
View Resource Western Cave Conservancy

"The Western Cave Conservancy is dedicated to securing permanent protection for threatened caves in the western United States." The website provides a great summary about the reasons for the need for cave protection. Visitors can learn about the Conservancy's current efforts to save Rippled Cave and Marble Mountain Quarry Cave. Users can view numerous images of these two caves as well as pictures...

http://www.westerncaves.org/
View Resource Exploring Caves

First, the National Speleological Society (NSS) promotes its efforts to "study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving" (1). The website provides descriptions and pictures of many cave preserves, information on cave-related events, and numerous links to outside...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2005/0513
View Resource National Speleological Society (NSS)

At this website, the National Speleological Society (NSS) promotes its goals "to study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving." Individuals can view amazing images of the twelve preserves managed by NSS. Students and educators can investigate links offering...

http://caves.org/