Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves 2009 on the R/V Endurance between 20090905 and 20090930

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Deep-water marine caves are one of the Earth's last largely unexplored frontiers of undiscovered fauna (animal life). More than 150 limestone caves are known to exist in or near the island of Bermuda. Many of these caves have extensive but relatively shallow submerged portions that connect to the sea via tidal springs along the coastline. These inland caves are inhabited by a number of diverse eyeless and colorless crustaceans and other invertebrates. Many of these organisms are "living fossils"; and some are most closely related to deep-sea organisms. While previous investigations of marine caves have been limited to those within shallow depths (less than 50 meters/164 feet), current research suggests that caves can occur at almost any depth within the sea. The geological history of Bermuda, coupled with biological evidence (cave-adapted species), indicates a strong possibility for the presence of deep-water caves near the island. Thus, Bermuda offers an idea location to search for and to study deep-water caves.

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Metadata Date 2013-06
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2013-06 (creation)
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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Collectionsession
Metadata Date 2013-06
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2013-06 (creation)
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Bbox East Long -64
Bbox North Lat 33
Bbox South Lat 31.83
Bbox West Long -65.83
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Guid BermudaCaves2009
Harvest Object Id 3d3573e9-872b-4211-bdbf-49de6d3dbee4
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2009-09-05
Temporal Extent End 2009-09-30

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