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World’s Longest Underwater Cave Discovered on Yucatan Peninsula
By Joanna Lentini, January 18, 2018 @ 06:00 AM (EST)
Source: Apple News


A group of underwater explorers of the Great Maya Aquifer Project (GAM) discovered a connection between what was already two of the world’s most extensive underwater cave systems. This newly found connection between Sac Actun and Dos Ojos on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula confirms what is now the longest known flooded cave on Earth.

According to Guillermo de Anda, a National Geographic explorer and director of the GAM, “This immense cave represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world, since it has more than a hundred archaeological contexts, among which is evidence of the first settlers of America, as well as the extinct fauna and, of course, of the Maya culture.” The system also supports tremendous biodiversity and an extensive freshwater reserve, adding to the significance of this discovery.

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