Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: March 12, 2012
The results of the work were stunning. While not able to completely traverse the entire cave, researches did verify that it is one of the longest in the United States. The team mapped the cave to characterize habitat, conducted comprehensive photo and video documentation, pinpointed significant biological features and recorded the distribution of species.
Iliffe and the academic team will return to Phantom Springs later in the year to continue their work. The university investigations are funded by a cooperative research grant between Texas A&M and CONACyT, Mexico's national science foundation.
Attached to this advisory is a feature story by Reclamation's Mary Perea Carlson that summarizes the team's work and includes photography. Additionally, other links to the team's work and video of the dive is included in the article.
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