Progress Update on Bulgarian Speleological Project in Albania

August 30, 2011 / Albania, Bulgaria, Europe

This November it will be 20 years since cavers first began to look at Albania’s caves. In those past 20 years, speleologists from Bulgarian and Albanian have studied nearly 300 different caves.

Albania's Konispol Cave

Photo via University of Texas at Arlington

“Kilometers of caves have been studied. Albania’s deepest cave – 610 meters – has been examined. This is a record for Bulgarian speleologists, because this is the deepest cave our teams have found and studied. Then another Albanian cave comes – it is 505 meters deep. Caves deeper than 100 meters are about 20. Diving studies are underway in some Albanian caves too,” – Alexey Zhalov, deputy chairman of the Bulgarian Speleology Federation and head of the project Bulgarian Speleological Studies in Albania to FOCUS.

The most recent news and project updates are being presented today at a press conference in Sofia.

Bulgarian, Albanian speleologists study nearly 300 caves in 20 years: federation deputy chairman [FOCUS]

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