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Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte, Volume 13: Madagascar 1991/92 and 2003 (Bemaraha, Namoroka and Narinda)

Report

Series: Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte Volume: 13

By: S van der Schuit (Author), Michael Laumanns (Author)

72 pages, colour photos, tables

Speläoclub Berlin

Paperback | Jan 2004 | #213886
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Language: English with a French contribution and trilingual abstract in English, German, and French

This report summarises three different speleological projects to Madagascar. Besides the successful 2003 Dutch expedition to the Tsingy de Bemaraha, two previous German projects to the Karst of South Narinda (NE of Majunga, 1991 und 1992) and Namoroka (SW of Majunga, 1992) are presented in detail.

During the 2003 Dutch expedition, fourteen caves with a total passage length of 7228 m were discovered and surveyed in Bemahara National Park, including two major cave systems: Zohy Krisitaly (3355 m long) and Zohy Malalaky (2166 m long).

The 1991/92 German expeditions yielded 8678 m of cave passage from 9 caves: 4630 m long Anjohiambovonomby was explored in the Namoroka karst; 3896 m resulted from the South Narinda karst, including the 2104 m long Anjohikely; and in the central highlands of Madagascar 152 m long Grotte Aübert was discovered on Mount Ibity.


Contents

Abstract / Zusammenfassung / Résumé     4

1     Acknowledgements / Team Members     5
2     Introduction     9
3     Geological overview     9
3.1     General Geology     9
3.2     Karst     9
4     History of speleological exploration of Madagascar     11
5     The 1991/1992 speleological projects     12
5.1     Narinda     12
5.1.1     Mariarano river     13
5.1.2     Anjohibe area     16
5.1.3     Mitsinjo area     17
5.2     Namoroka     22
5.3     Mount Ibity     24
6     The 2003 speleological project to Bemaraha     26
7     References     47

Annex 1     Caves surveyed during the 1991/92 and 2003 speleological projects     49
Annex 2     An Assessment of the Cave Life in the Tsingy de Bemaraha (W. van den Berge)     50
Annex 3     Le rapport final Madagascar 2003     51–62
Annex 4     Photo tables     63–72


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