|Dugongs are related to manatees: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dugong |
This cave is most likely developed in the Oligocene age Lares Limestone. These fossils are one of two species of extinct dugongs, Caribosiren turneri or Halitherium antillensis.
The location of these fossils made for awkward photography. They are located about two foot above a sump pool. I had to hold my camera a couple of inches above the water then allow the camera to focus itself. I had to hold the camera level in one hand and a flash in the other. I also had two slaved flashes in either side. Tabby had her legs extended in a submerged passage.
For more information on Puerto Rican Karst: www.fs.fed.us/global/iitf/karst.pdf
|title||cueva yuyu, extinct dugong skeleton, municipio de ciales, puerto rico, tabby cavendish 1|
|date yyyymmdd hr:mn||2008:11:05 07:35:37|
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