Oxford Cave, Jamaica

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Oxford Cave
Map showing the location of Oxford Cave
Map showing the location of Oxford Cave
Location Manchester Parish, Jamaica
Coordinates 18°12′25″N 77°37′33″W / 18.2070126°N 77.6259613°W / 18.2070126; -77.6259613Coordinates: 18°12′25″N 77°37′33″W / 18.2070126°N 77.6259613°W / 18.2070126; -77.6259613[1]
Depth N/A[1]
Length 765 metres (2,510 ft)[1]
Entrances 1[1]

Oxford Cave is a cave in Manchester Parish in west-central Jamaica. It is 765 metres long and at 290 metres altitude.[1] The cave entrance is close by a main road and because of its accessibility has suffered much graffiti, vandalism and litter.[1] It is a roost for a great many bats, but these are under threat from the number of anti-social human visitors, many there to collect bat guano to use as farm fertiliser, others for bashments.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Stewart, R S (2006-06-06). "Oxford Cave - Field Notes". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2009-09-15.