08 Jan '18, 3pm

Scientist at Work: I’ve Dived in Hundreds of Underwater Caves Hunting for New Forms of Life https://t.co/m5epDTtmxV

Scientist at Work: I’ve Dived in Hundreds of Underwater Caves Hunting for New Forms of Life https://t.co/m5epDTtmxV

Author Tom Iliffe leads scientists on a cave dive. Jill Heinerth , CC BY-ND Scientist at Work: I’ve Dived in Hundreds of Underwater Caves Hunting for New Forms of Life By Tom Iliffe Maybe when you picture a university professor doing research it involves test tubes and beakers, or perhaps poring over musty manuscripts in a dimly lit library, or maybe going out into the field to examine new crop-growing techniques or animal-breeding methods. All of it's good, solid research and I commend them all. Then there is what I do—cave diving. To study the biology and ecology of coastal, saltwater caves and the marine fauna that inhabit them, my cave diving partners and I head underground and underwater to explore these unique and challenging ecosystems. Often we go to places no other human has been. While the peaks of the tallest mountains can be viewed from an airplane or the depth...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/underwater-cave-diving-252358820...

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