Geologist Day and the Science of Below

Parts Unknown Adventure Trip

Have you ever stepped inside a cave and wondered how it was formed? Caves are a very important part of our ecosystem and therefore it is very important for scientists to study and document the changes in karst and surrounding regions. April 7th is Geologist Day and we wanted to celebrate by taking a closer…

Cave Points: The Making of a Cave Pearl

  Do you know some caves make pearls? As defined by Wikipedia, a cave pearl is a small, usually spherical, speleothem (cave formation) found in limestone caves. Cave pearls are formed by a concretion of calcium salts that form concentric layers around a nucleus. Exposure to moving water polishes the surface of cave pearls, making…