Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Ohio Cave Exploration

My co-worker Erin is featured this morning in an awesome article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She has led a two year project to document cave biota in Ohio. This discovery hasn't been vetted through scientific channels (published in a scientific journal), but it is still a great find. There are so many things to be discovered right here in the buckeye state. Here's a video featuring Mike Johnson, natural resources director of Metroparks Serving Summit County, showing off this interesting creature in its natural habitat.

Shrimp-like creature found in Summit County cave

Ohio Cave Exploration


1 comment:

  1. It will be interesting to see if it is really a new species. I know there are things like that in caves in this region, but have never paid too much attention.