Jamaican Caving Notes
Martel Spring Cave
May 5, 2005
Team: Stewart, Conolley
Notes: RS Stewart
This cave is a bouldery sink at the bottom of a cliff that regularly takes water from a small stream. It is not possible to penetrate far into it.
Dark-zone is limited in the accessible part, and there is no roosting space for bats, and no trog inverts. Sesarma spp are found in the furthest parts.
The catchment for the cave is old pastureland, and there is little cover, but at the time of our visit, there was no immediate cultivation upstream. Siltation is moderate.
We are listing this site with a medium vulnerability, due to it's hydrological activity, and lack of vegetation upstream that will trap run-off siltation. There is also garbage being rafted into the cave.
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