Biospeleologist James R. Reddell
of the Texas Memorial Museum
enters a cave for study.
is the study of cave biology
and its many aspects,
genetics, evolution, behavior,
and others. (© William R. Elliott)
A Myotis velifer incautus
bat, known as the "cave myotis" or "Mexican brown
bat;" River Styx Cave, Northwest Texas. This species is beneficial
eating many small pest insects during their nightly flights. Found in many
Texas caves, their colonies number from a few up to 20,000. This species
been of many caves by vandals.
William R. Elliott).