Mulu's Clearwater Cave eighth longest in the world

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NATURAL WONDER: One of the many large cave passages in the Whiterock area of Clearwater Cave. - Photo by Robbie Shone

KUCHING: Sarawak's giant Clearwater Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park has moved up the rankings to eighth longest in the world from 11th place and could also be the largest in the world by volume.

This latest discovery was made during the just completed 14th Anglo-Sarawak Caving Expedition to the park.

Based in the Melinau Gorge, the expedition was in the field between Jan 16 and March 12.

Tim Allen, from the United Kingdom, led the team of 18 which consisted of experienced Mulu cavers, young speleologists, a research scientist and an ecologist from the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC).

The team was closely supported by the national park management and staff, as well as local organisers and labour, according to a press release yesterday.

The expedition focused most of its attention on the Whiterock area of the Clearwater Cave system.

(Source: The Borneo Post)

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