Photos: The Creatures That Call Lava-Tube Caves Home

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Lava-tube cave

Credit: Kyle Voyles/ Bureau of Land Management
Lava-tube caves are hollowed-out tributaries of lava flows that can extend many miles underground. Western New Mexico's El Malpais National Monument, where…Read More »

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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.
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