Windsor Great Cave
|Windsor Great Cave|
|Location||Trelawny Parish, Jamaica|
|Depth||80 metres (260 ft)|
|Length||2,980 metres (9,780 ft)|
The caves contain a major bat roost that hosts 12 or so species including Mormoops blainvillii, Pteronotus parnellii, Glossophaga soricina, Artibeus jamaicensis and Ariteus flavescens. Bat guano has been harvested from the caves for many years and this continues.
In the main bat roost there is a mound of guano over two metres high, directly under a particularly good roosting-spot. The deeper strata of this deposit may record the climate of the island for periods that could extend back for thousands of years.
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