General meeting followed by post-meeting presentation by Presentation by Israel Naaman
Ayalon cave is an active hypogene cave, 2760 m length, located in the centre of Israel, 21 kilometres east of the Mediterranean shore, within an active limestone quarry that exposed the cave’s entrance. At the lowest point, the regional groundwater exposed and allows direct access to chemoautotrophic sulfidic ecosystem consists of six endemic stygobiont and troglobiont crustaceans and other arthropods. In the past decades, the cave’s environment and ecosystem ware exposed to dramatic anthropogenic changes resulted in the extinction of few species and endangering the others.
The September meeting will be held at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre.
251 Faraday St, Carlton, on the corner of Cardigan St (between Swanston and Lygon Sts). Almost opposite Melbourne Uni, so on good tram line. Many fooderies nearby in Lygon St.