Smokey Hole Cave

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Smokey Hole Cave
Map showing the location of Smokey Hole Cave
Map showing the location of Smokey Hole Cave
Location Manchester, Jamaica
Coordinates 17°54′03″N 77°30′26″W / 17.9007245°N 77.5073057°W / 17.9007245; -77.5073057Coordinates: 17°54′03″N 77°30′26″W / 17.9007245°N 77.5073057°W / 17.9007245; -77.5073057
Depth 195 metres (640 ft)[1]
Length 250 metres (820 ft)[1]

At nearly 200 metres, Smokey Hole Cave in Manchester, Jamaica is the deepest known cave in the island.[2]

Natural history[edit]

The cave contains a large bat roost and numerous Jamaican cave crickets (Uvaroviella cavicola).[1] Also present are the invasive Periplaneta americana (cockroach) in small numbers, Gaucelmus cavernicola (spider), and Neoditomyia farri (fly).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Stewart, R S (2006-03-25). "Smoky Hole Cave - Field Notes". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2009-09-15. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ van Rentergem, Guy. "Why Jamaica?". Guy van Rentergem. Retrieved 2009-09-16. [unreliable source?]