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CAVES        Karst Cave, China
What are Caves• Natural opening in the ground• Large enough for a person to enter• Different shapes and sizes• Home to ani...
Types of Caves• Solution• Lava• Sea• Glacier                      Devetashka Cave, Bulgaria
Solution Caves• Most frequently occurring• Mostly located in limestone• Formed by rainwater• Stalactites• Stalagmites     ...
Lava Caves• Lava Tubes•Volcanic Activity                            Subway cave, California
Sea Caves•   Formed by Waves• Found in Coastal Areas• Erosion                              Sea Cave, Greece
Glacier Caves• Formed by Glacier Melting• Ice Caves•Constantly Changing                                  Guyot Glacier, Al...
Cave – inhabiting Animals• Troglobites• Troglophiles• Trogloxene
Records• Greatest Total Length    • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky …………………. 390 Miles long• Longest Underwater Cave    • Sistema S...
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  1. 1. CAVES Karst Cave, China
  2. 2. What are Caves• Natural opening in the ground• Large enough for a person to enter• Different shapes and sizes• Home to animals Phong Nha Cave, Vietnam
  3. 3. Types of Caves• Solution• Lava• Sea• Glacier Devetashka Cave, Bulgaria
  4. 4. Solution Caves• Most frequently occurring• Mostly located in limestone• Formed by rainwater• Stalactites• Stalagmites Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
  5. 5. Lava Caves• Lava Tubes•Volcanic Activity Subway cave, California
  6. 6. Sea Caves• Formed by Waves• Found in Coastal Areas• Erosion Sea Cave, Greece
  7. 7. Glacier Caves• Formed by Glacier Melting• Ice Caves•Constantly Changing Guyot Glacier, Alaska
  8. 8. Cave – inhabiting Animals• Troglobites• Troglophiles• Trogloxene
  9. 9. Records• Greatest Total Length • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky …………………. 390 Miles long• Longest Underwater Cave • Sistema Sac Actun, Mexico ………………………. 134 Miles Long• Deepest Cave • Veronya Cave, Abkhazia ………………………….. 7,188 Feet Deep • Largest Room • Sarawak Chamber, Malaysia ……………….. 2,297 by 1,312 ft. and 260 ft. high Giant Crystal cave, Mexico
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