Map of Norman's Pond Cave: Brian Kakuk, 1997
Cave Type: Inland, anchialine blue hole - fault line cave
Location: Norman's Pond Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Length: 210 m
Maximum water depth: 86 m
Norman's Pond Cave: entrance pool
Description: Norman's Pond Cave is an inland blue hole cave located near the northern tip of Norman's Pond Cay. The entrance to this fracture cave is a 2 m wide by 8 m long sinkhole situated just above the high tide line. The cave consists of a collapse-floored fissure up to 8 m wide that extends under the island and trends toward the open waters of Exuma Sound. A large entrance cavern is followed by a narrower section at 40 m depth that in turn opens onto a second room with a dome in the ceiling and a pit in the floor. Two deeper breakdown choked passages extend off the second room.
Hydrology: Because of its proximity to the coast, waters in the cave are fully marine.
Diving Mode: Standard cave scuba
History: Original exploration unknown. Deeper sections of the cave explored by Brian Kakuk.
Fauna: Copepods, ostracods, thermosbaenaceans, remipedes, amphipods, isopods, shrimp.
Conservation status: Although the cave is located on an uninhabited island, it occasionally visited by divers from the nearby Caribbean Marine Research Center.
Contributor: Brian Kakuk, Caribbean Marine Research Center, Bahamas
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