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Cave: Nature and Culture

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 00:00

About Agnes in Cave: Nature and Culture book "Cave: Nature and Culture" book by Ralph Crane, Lisa Fletcher
refers to Agnes Milowka and Wes Skiles scientific adventures on Blue Hole Expedition, funded by National Geographic in Bahamas:

"/.../ The team of divers on the Blue Hole Expedition had to swim through a toxic layer of hydrogen sulphide to reach the ‘living laboratories’ of dozen of inland flooded caves to collect material samples and data which promised to enrich scientists‘ understanding of everything from geology, and water chemistry to biology, paleontology, archaeology, and even astrobiology – the study of life in the universe. In an interview broadcast on Australia’s SBS Radio in 2010, Milowka spoke of the excitement of working alongside the scientists in the Bahamas, collecting the samples they needed from deep underwater caves:
You can find skeletons of animals that have been extinct for thousands of years and yet the fossils remain preserved in perfect condition inside the case. The fossils look like they have fallen yesterday but they are over 3,000 years old. It’s quite incredible. /.../"

Ralph Crane, Lisa Fletcher. Cave: Nature and Culture. 2015, Page 87-88.
published by Reaktion Books, ISBN 1780234317, 9781780234311 Booktopia eShop
about authors:
Ralph Crane - Associate Professor and Head School of English Journalism and European Languages.
Lisa Fletcher - Senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania, Australia. She has published widely on literature and the environment.