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Cave Name:   Bundera Sinkhole
Reference:   6C-28
Cave Area:   Cape Range
Description:   Sinkhole reaching a depth of 32m at a maximum distance from the sinkhole of about 42m and it is considered to be fully explored. The groundwater within this system comprises a freshwater lens overlying a seawater wedge. The groundwater contains a remarkable assemblage of specialised subterranean fauna (stygofauna) including the only two species of blind fish known in Australia, the Blind Gudgeon and the Blind Cave Eel (both specially protected). The remaining fauna are predominantly crustaceans of various types including the remipedes.
Owner/Manager:   Depatment of Environment and Conservation (WA)
Access:   Environmentally sensitive site. Diving not recommended. Several members of the remipede community are specially protected under Western Australian legislation, while the remipede is also specially protected under Commonwealth legislation. The entire remipede community is considered threatened in Western Australia, particularly from point source pollution and diving.
Further Information:   Article on the environmental sensitivity of the site
Map - A Poole & D Warren
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  Last updated 29th August, 2012
 

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