An Excellent Introduction to Bermuda’s Amazing Caves

April 29, 2011

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has recently uploaded a series of videos titled “2008: On the Rock” to YouTube. While the whole series is worth a watch, Part 3 is of special interest. It introduces Bermuda’s caves and their unique creatures, and discusses the origin of caves with a special interest in their conservation in the future.

BIOS Education Officer JP Skinner explains how Bermuda’s unique cave system has formed over millions of years and in doing so, chronicled changes in sea level as the caves have slowly flooded. Bermudian cave diver Bruce Williams talks to the BioNauts about the wonders (and dangers) of diving the Walsingham caves and the need to protect them for future generations. The BioNauts survey the local coastline for potential new caves systems and take water samples to monitor the levels of pollution.

To check out even more excellent videos, be sure to visit the BIOSstation YouTube channel.

YouTube – 2008: On the Rock (Part 3) via YouTube user BIOSstation

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