Discovering cave life in Hawaii
Exploration of life in the world’s longest and most remote lava tubes
HICaves research was featured in the PBS Nature documentary “Living Volcanoes”.
Explore the creatures living in Hawaii’s lava tubes.
Meet the researchers leading HiCaves exploration.
- The most remote island on Earth – over 3700 miles from the nearest mainland
- The longest lava tubes on Earth – over 40 miles of connected tubes
- Its alive- new lava tubes are created by the Kilauea volcano
Protecting Hawaii’s native cave life through discovery, research, and partnerships
The HiCaves team is finding new species to science. Once a new species is discovered and named we can work with conservation organizations like the Cave Conservancy of Hawaii, as well as county, state, and federal agencies to protect the caves where these animals live.
Hawaii Speleological Survey
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HiCaves Project is focused on the “big” island of Hawaii