NEW CAVE PHOTOS: Inside Gabon's Longest Mapped Cave

 NEW CAVE PHOTOS: Inside Gabon's Longest Mapped Cave
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Dave Daversa, from Pennsylvania, explores the end of Grottes de Lastourville in Gabon after climbing down a waterfall more than 12 feet (3.6 meters) tall. Daversa was part of a July-August 2008 expedition that mapped the longest recorded cave in Gabon.

The cave had previously been investigated by Westerners in the 1970s, when French explorer Andre Delorme conducted research there. The 2008 expedition was only possible during the relatively safe dry season.

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