VSA General Meeting

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Date(s) - 4 Sep 2019
8:00 PM - 9:45 PM



Primary Contact
Nigel Cooke, programorganiser@caving.org.au, Phone:

General meeting followed by post-meeting presentation by Presentation by Israel Naaman

Ayalon cave

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.

Meeting :

Meetings are held in the Pastoral Centre at St. Francis church, Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
Access is via locked gates from the car park, so you need to be there on time. Somebody will be at the gate until 8pm.

Pre-Meeting Dinner:

For some company try the Melbourne Central Food Court, on second level.
Go to the northern end of Melbourne Central on ground floor.
With Spiga Restaurant at your back you will see an escalator. Go up to the last (second level) to where the escalator ends.
Look for cavers from about 6:30 pm. Plenty of quick, varied & tasty food