APA 6th Edition Sudar, V., Kuharić, N., Bregović, P. & Kirin, A. (2017). Prva biospeleološka ekspedicija - Biokovo 2017. Subterranea Croatica, 15 (2), 2-20. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/197109
MLA 8th Edition Sudar, Vedran, et al. "Prva biospeleološka ekspedicija - Biokovo 2017." Subterranea Croatica, vol. 15, no. 2, 2017, pp. 2-20. https://hrcak.srce.hr/197109. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Sudar, Vedran, Nikolina Kuharić, Petra Bregović and Alen Kirin. "Prva biospeleološka ekspedicija - Biokovo 2017." Subterranea Croatica 15, no. 2 (2017): 2-20. https://hrcak.srce.hr/197109
Harvard Sudar, V., et al. (2017). 'Prva biospeleološka ekspedicija - Biokovo 2017', Subterranea Croatica, 15(2), pp. 2-20. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/197109 (Accessed 27 October 2021)
Vancouver Sudar V, Kuharić N, Bregović P, Kirin A. Prva biospeleološka ekspedicija - Biokovo 2017. Subterranea Croatica [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2021 October 27];15(2):2-20. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/197109
IEEE V. Sudar, N. Kuharić, P. Bregović and A. Kirin, "Prva biospeleološka ekspedicija - Biokovo 2017", Subterranea Croatica, vol.15, no. 2, pp. 2-20, 2017. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/197109. [Accessed: 27 October 2021]
Abstracts It is conjectured that there are over 1000 caves on the Biokovo Mountain of which more than 400 have been found so far and 115 have been biologically surveyed. Earlier research suggested that the Biokovo Mountain is home to the richest subterranean fauna in Croatia and that further understanding of the cave biology was necessary.
The “1st Biospeleological Expedition - Biokovo 2017” was organised by the Croatian Biospeleological Society in cooperation with the Breganja Association and Imber Speleological Section. The two main goals of the expedition were to biologically survey eight deep caves in the Biokovo Nature Park and to update the survey of Vilimova Jama (A-2).
The main part of the expedition took place from 17th to 25th June 2017 but it took two other visits in May and June to mark the approaches to the deep caves and to equip most of them. More work was also done in October after the expedition. According to preliminary results, around 10 new species have been found, two deep caves (Jama Pod Kamenitim Vratima and Nova Velika) and four shallower caves were completely surveyed, and Vilimova Jama (A-2) Cave and A-1 Cave were mapped to depths of 101 m and 110 m, respectively. Biospeleological research was carried out in 26 caves of which eight are deep caves. Altogether 52 people participated in the expedition of which 43 were speleologists or biospeleologists from twenty different speleological and biological associations. Among the participants, six people were from other countries.