Scientists of the Crimean Federal University discovered three new caves in Abkhazia
Scientists and students of the Crimean Federal University, as part of a research project, found three new caves in the Republic of Abkhazia.
As part of the expedition, three new caves. They are located in the Gagra region of Abkhazia at an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level. Their depth is from 10 to 22 meters. The caves are wells up to two meters in diameter with a small horizontal extension at the bottom. Research is carried out as part of the identification of underground karst aquifer systems of the Republic of Abkhazia and is necessary to understand how the hydraulic system functions., — the press service of the university quotes a senior teacher of the Tauride Academy of KFU named after. V. I. Vernadsky Gennady Samokhin.
Scientists from Novorossiysk, Novosibirsk, Moscow and Sochi took part in the expedition. Students of the Crimean Federal University also worked with them. During the expedition, for the first time, they learned how to make topographic surveys of caves and conduct complex research in the field.
This is my first participation in the expedition. The main tasks of the team during the nine days of our stay in the Republic of Abkhazia were related to the transportation of equipment, carrying out fortification works and the implementation of first ascents. In the first days, we explored the previously found caves, where, together with other specialists, we examined the wells and collected data. In some places, clay had to be dug out in order to expand the cave., — notes a first-year student of the Taurida Academy of KFU. V. I. Vernadsky Yan Sizov.
Scientists of the Crimean Federal University have been carrying out complex scientific work in the Republic of Abasia for several years. The work is carried out with the support of the State Committee for Ecology and Nature Protection of the Republic of Abkhazia.
source: KFU press service
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