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Ecology of Wisqoq Cave, a raccoon-inhabited cave in Nova Scotia

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January 2013

Abstract

Wisqoq Cave is a natural dissolution cave formed in Mississippian age gypsum anhydrite evaporites on the Avon Peninsula, Hants County, Nova Scotia. It is the only biologically pristine cave discovered in Nova Scotia in recent decades and is the only known cave in the Canadian Maritime provinces in which the cavernicolous invertebrate community is dependent on raccoon dung.

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Speleobiology Notes, Vol. 5 (2013).

Keywords

Gypsum Cave, Temperature, Threshold Vegetation, Raccoon, Bats, Guano Fauna

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Gypsum Cave; Temperature; Threshold Vegetation; Raccoon; Bats; Guano Fauna

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SFS0072896_00001

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