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Deep, deep down: a day in the life of a subterranean biologist

Spela Borko during sampling in one of the cave she is carrying on research, Slovenia.

Špela Borko is a researcher and coordinator at Scientists for Balkan Rivers. Interview by Stav Dimitropoulos. Credit: Peter Gedei

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Nature 623, 1100 (2023)


Updates & Corrections

  • Correction 07 December 2023: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described Špela Borko as a cave-diver. She is a caver. It also implied that Niphargus crustaceans are semi-aquatic and live in humid environments. They are, in fact, fully aquatic. Finally, it conflated the common and scientific names of the trout species. Salmo marmoratus is a marbled trout.


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