Everyone knows that Grant’s Cathedral Caverns is a treasure, a fun-to-visit underground world where you can get a look at one-of-a-kind cave formations. It’s one of Marshall County’s major tourist attractions.

But for the last decade or so, some pretty serious science has been taking place in the cave as well, off the beaten paths, in parts of the cave tourists seldom get to visit that are far beyond the end of the trail. Students from the University of Alabama’s Department of Geological Sciences have been studying the cave and formations within under the direction of Dr. Joe Lambert.

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