S1 Ep2 - Cave Diving in Madagascar with Fabio Amador
Madagascar is home to species found nowhere else on Earth, yet the island was once home to an even richer array of species that mysteriously disappeared hundreds of years ago.
To find out what caused the extinction of these magnificent species, like giant lemurs, archeologist and artist Dr. Fabio Amador joined a daring SCUBA diving expedition into a network of flooded caves.
Dr. Amador's use of sophisticated imaging technology-- the same used by NASA to explore the surface of Mars-- helped to document the team's remarkable discovery: a treasure trove of fossil bones that suggest humans may have contributed to the demise of Madagascar's megafauna. Photo by Mathias Appel
For more about Dr. Fabio Amador visit his website: https://www.atelierdffoto.com/-fabio-esteban for follow him on social media (Twitter: @rude_rebel; Instagram: @fabioesteban)
CNN article about the cave diving expedition with video:
National Geographic article “Graveyard of Giant Lemurs Discovered Underwater in Madagascar”
More on the extinction of Madagascar’s megafauna: https://theconversation.com/last-of-the-giants-what-killed-off-madagascars-megafauna-a-thousand-years-ago-112672
Madagascar Cave Diving Association: https://www.madacaves.com/