Mouth Maze Cave

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Mouth Maze Cave
Map showing the location of Mouth Maze Cave
Map showing the location of Mouth Maze Cave
Location Trelawny, Jamaica
Coordinates 18°18′30″N 77°34′29″W / 18.3084056°N 77.574833°W / 18.3084056; -77.574833Coordinates: 18°18′30″N 77°34′29″W / 18.3084056°N 77.574833°W / 18.3084056; -77.574833[1]
Depth 10 metres (33 ft)[2]
Length 3,118 metres (10,230 ft)[2]
Entrances 2[1]
List of
entrances
Main 18°18′29″N 77°34′26″W / 18.308°N 77.574°W / 18.308; -77.574
Lighthole18°18′32″N 77°34′34″W / 18.309°N 77.576°W / 18.309; -77.576
Hazards Flood risk. Labyrinth.

Mouth Maze Cave is a large, labyrinthine river cave in Trelawny, Jamaica. It is the only exit of the Mouth River from a small valley which, during intense rainfall, becomes flooded as the flow backs up.[1] Because of this it can only safely be visited in very dry periods.[1]

Natural history[edit]

The cave contains many invertebrates including, post hurricane Ivan, a termite nest.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Stewart, R S (2007-02-16). "Mouth Maze Cave - Field Notes". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b Fincham, Alan G (1997). Jamaica Underground (2nd ed. ed.). ISBN 976-640-036-9. 

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