Cook Islands – Part I

For a couple of weeks during October, Silvia Frisia, Andrea Borsato and PhD candidate Mohammad Ali Faraji traveled to The Cook Islands. Just take a look at some of the beautiful places they went to during this research trip below. All of these images were kindly captured and provided by Garry K Smith. Cook Islands – Part II

Figure 1. Doline entrance to Nurau Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith.Figure 2. Mohammadali near rimstone dams in Pau Atea Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith.Figure 3. Adam Hartland in Nurau Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith.Figure 4. Andrea, Adam & Mohammadali in Nurau Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith. Figure 5. Speleothems in Pau Atea Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith. Figure 6. Mohammadali in Pau Atea Cave. Atiu Islands, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith.Figure 7. Andrea with broken stalagmites in Pau Atea Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith. Figure 8. Mohammadali with Speleothem in Nurau Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith. Figure 10. Silvia next to eroded shawls in Nurau Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith.Figure 11. Andrea observing flat cave pearls in Nurau Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith.Figure 12. Looking out of entrance of Val Akaruru Cave. Photo by Garry K Smith. Figure 13. Andrea observing sample stalagmite in Pau Atea Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith. Figure 14. Andrea observing speleothem in Nurau Cave. Atiu Island, Cook Islands. Photo by Garry K Smith.

 

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