Cave yields significant information

  • Aug. 13, 2003 3:00 p.m.

A July expedition to a limestone cave on Moresby Island has yielded some extremely significant and exciting finds for researchers.
“It’s a real coup,” said Brian Eccles, acting operations manager at the Ministry of Forests office in Queen Charlotte, who was on the cave expedition. “This is very significant to BC, and to Canada.”
Mr. Eccles visited the cave with archeologist Daryl Fedje and cave expert Paul Griffiths. All three have previously visited the large limestone cave, which extends far underground.
The most recent finds will help researchers paint a more accurate picture of what the islands looked like around the time of last ice age and whether parts of the islands escaped glaciation.
The Observer was not able to get in touch with the researchers this week, but we hope to have more information next week!