Shanshuei Cave is a sea cave with unique feature. It makes sound!
Shanshuei was used to be called “Zhū mǔ shuǐ” which meant female pig water. One of the origin was told that there is a cave on the rock hill resembling female pig’s nose and making sounds while terrible weather. From the folk story, there has been with strange sound at the rock hill for a long while.
Here, let an earthcache in to elaborate how the strange sound occurred.
1.1 Observe the sound and its environment. Will the sound still occur if the base rock is not basalt?
1.2 Explain why or why not.
Identify the crack which is with the sound, and make some prediction with the knowledge on the listing page and observation the structure of formation at the spot.
2.1 Describe the length and width of the crack. Is the crack's area related to the sound? Can you interpret the relation?
2.2 How will the sound change in the future at Shanshuei Cave? Keep steady? Louder? Become a longer/shorter sound? More sounds nearby? Silence?
2.3 Explain your observation and prediction.
3.1 When the sound is louder in a day?
3.2 Explain your prediction.
4. Explore the area and find the source of sound. Photo it with you, your identity items, or your GPS device.
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Welcome to Penghu, Taiwan. Thanks for visiting this earthcache. Nearby, there is an amazingly beautiful beach, Shanshuei Beach. Recommended to you.