Project – Biology
Time in: 10:30am
Time out: 4:00pm
Bill Gee – Leader
In late summer 2007 Matt Niemiller contacted the Carroll Cave Conservancy asking for permission to enter the cave. Matt is a PhD student in biology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville currently working on a project to measure the genetic diversity of various populations of the Southern Cave Fish. His method is to take a small snip of fin from several individuals, then run a DNA analysis on it to compare with the other samples.read more
Areas visited – Upper Thunder River, UL2 side passage.
Bill Gee – Trip leader
Jim, Justace and I camped Friday night at the schoolhouse. The temperature got down to about 40 degrees and there was a bit of wind. It was obvious that the area has received a lot of rain recently. Bill Pfantz stopped by for a few minutes and said he thought the rain was 4 to 6 inches in the last week.read more
Dedicated to the study, conservation and preservation of the Carroll Cave watershed.