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  1. Caves By AkhilChivukula

  2. Characteristics • Caves are underground rooms[made from limestone] • Caves also form lava and other rocks • Most of water dries, leaving minerals behind • The minerals form stalactites that hang from cave ceilings • Some water on stalactites drips to the floor forming stalagmites • Stalagmites grow from cave floors towards the ceiling

  3. Location • Mammoth cave is in Kentucky • Missouri is called the Cave State • VornojaKrubera Cave is in Asia’s Republic of Georgia

  4. Plants • Mosses and ferns grow near cave entrances[where light shines] • Mushrooms, Molds and other fungi[other types of organism that has no leaves, more than one fungus is fungi] are not plants. • They don’t need light to grow.

  5. Animals • Many fish in cave lakes and rivers don’t have eyes , so they get around by feeling or smelling. • Other animals hibernate in caves. • Bears, bats and crickets spend cold months in caves.

  6. Work Cited Niz , Ellen . Caves. Minnesota, Mankato: Capstone Press, 2006.