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Cave falls
Brazil

A fazenda Boca da Onça está localizada na Serra da Bodoquena, no município de Bodoquena, a 300 km de Campo Grande e a 55 km de Bonito, no estado do Mato Grosso do Sul.

Está situada num planalto, com a escarpa voltada para o Pantanal, a uma altitude média de 400 metros, que se desenvolveu sobre rochas carbonáticas.

O relevo é caracterizado por feições de dissolução como cavernas, rios subterrâneos e cânions.

A existência de carbonato de cálcio dissolvido na água, junto com o depósito de algas e de material orgânico ocasiona o crescimento do material carbonático que se desenvolve nas formas mais criativas e belas. Seus diversos formatos deram origem às denominações: tufas calcáreas, travertinos, estalagtites e estalagmites.

Quanto mais vida nos rios, mais calcário nas cachoeiras: por isso se diz que “na Serra da Bodoquena as cachoeiras crescem”.

Copyright: Marcio Cabral
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Taken: 17/12/2010
Uploaded: 02/01/2011
Updated: 07/03/2015
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Tags: cave falls; cachoeira da gruta; boca da onça; ecotur; bonito; brasil
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