Tom Iliffe, a professor in the Marine Biology Department at TAMUG who has been studying the biodiversity, evolution and conservation of marine cave
animals for nearly 40 years, remarks, Providing a model for the basic function of this globally-distributed ecosystem is an important contribution to coastal groundwater ecology and establishes a baseline for evaluating how sea level rise, seaside touristic development and other stressors will impact the viability of these lightless, food-poor systems.
Carved on a stalactite in a high marine cave
that opens to the Caribbean Sea, these ideograms are associated to the Taino culture.
The first specimens of this crustacean group were discovered in 1979 during dives in a marine cave
system on Grand Bahama in the Bahamas archipelago.
Explore marine caves
, deep canyons, and fascinating places like King Crab's Castle in an effort to rescue the colorful reef!
A host of outlying islands are scattered near Alonissos, many with marine caves
. They include Gioura, home of the Cyclops of Greek legend.