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Carlsbad Caverns

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Arden Parker

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Carlsbad Caverns Carlsbad Caverns is located in New Mexico underneath the Chihuahua Desert. Location By: Arden Parker and Sarah Grosso Animals ~ Javelina



~ Spotted Skunk Omnivores
Average weight: 35 to 60 lbs
Adaption: Special gland that
produces oil to mark terriory Omnivores
Average weight: 1 to 4 lbs
Adaption: Sharp teeth and claws
to help it eat and dig Enviromental Issues Biggest Enviromental Issue: AIR QUALITY Causes.....
Power Plants
Dust Storms
Factories Carlsbad Caverns Video ~ Greentroat Darter Omnivores
Average length: 3.2 cm
Adaption: Learned to live in stream-like enviroment Food Chain: The Luchuguilla starts the food chain and is eaten by the crickets, the crickets are eaten by the bats. The minnows eat algae and other small organisms that live in the water. established on May 4, 1930
20 million years ago the Guadalupe Mountains were formed, over time after tectonic activity forced a huge limestone reef to rise from the sea , sulfric acid ate away, creating underground passages and caves.Later on water trickled in and left mineral deposits on the walls, ceilings and floors. ( Over time this built into stalactites & stalagmites) History Important Facts: Some fossils carry animals and plants that were around before dinasaurs. Bones of large animals have been found in the entrance of the cave. 469,303 tourists visited in 2000 In the chocolate room, there is a rock formation that looks like a chocolate drip The Lake of Clouds room got its name from having lakes form cloud like figures. The big room get its name because it is 33,210m2 ( or 357,469 square feet.) The bat cave gets its name from a majority of its bat species living there. Carlsbad Caverns elevators go down 750 feet below ground level. Carlsbad Caverns is open everyday of the year but December 25 every year Carlsbad Caverns most visited day is July 4, Independence Day

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