Scientists have discovered the world's deepest cave
In order to reach the bottom of the cave, named after the deceased Soviet researcher Alexander Verevkina, four of Moscow cavers down for almost a week.
Russian cave explorers visited in the bottom of the deepest cave in Abkhazia and set a new record. At the bottom were living organisms, which on the surface has never seen. Scientists have descended to a depth of more than two kilometers of the cave has not yet been studied. When out of the submerged part of the cave measuring raised a lot, it was clear that a group of cavers is at the bottom of the deepest caves in the world - a unique creation of nature depth of 2212 meters.
"This has not happened, that is, we go down a fairly narrow cave, we go fairly conventional way, and suddenly we find ourselves in this, I do not know the underground metro station", - said the head of the club "Perovo-Speleo" Pavel Demidov. In order to reach the bottom of the cave, named after the deceased Soviet researcher Alexander Verevkina, four of Moscow cavers down for almost a week.
It is for myself had two desyatikilogrammovyh bag, equipment, provisions, lanterns and torches. Lodging arranged in the deep stone niches. To communicate with the surface of hauling the huge bay of telephone cable depth.
The cave is at a depth of more than two kilometers, contrary to expectations, it was populated by living organisms that have settled here even tens of millions of years ago. Russian speleologists gathered and brought to the surface for more than 20 still unknown to science specimens of cave fauna. "This is a new species for science, yet to be described. Different types, classes, groups. Basically it leeches, false scorpions, centipedes. For a long time of evolution they are fully adapted to the existence of underground habitats and nowhere else "- told the researcher of the Institute of Biology of Inland Waters named Ilya Papanina Tourbanov.
Another year and a half ago, the lowest point Verevkina caves where people descended, was a mark of 400 meters. The depth to which the Russian cavers reached today is 2212 meters. This mark is about 300 meters below the level of the Black Sea.
Scientists do not exclude that an underwater tunnel cave can be connected to its waters and the Abkhaz cave, the opening of Russian speleologists, is now officially considered to be the deepest in the world.