Research at Naracoorte Caves Why research? Research takes many shapes and forms, from scientific investigations of the fossil deposits, to surveys of visitors about their experience of the caves. Current research Research at the Naracoorte Caves takes many shapes and forms. Find out what research is happening now. Past research The first published account of fossils from Naracoorte was in 1858. Find out what research we have done so far. Researcher profiles Meet our Naracoorte Caves' researchers.