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Wed Jan 17, 2018, 11:31 AM

World's longest underwater cave system discovered in Mexico by divers

Source: Reuters

World's longest underwater cave system discovered in Mexico by divers

Reuters
Wed 17 Jan 2018 05.39 GMT

A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet.

The discovery could also help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.

The Gran Acuifero Maya, a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula, said the 347km (216-mile) cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.

Near the beach resort of Tulum, the group found that the cave system known as Sac Actun, once measured at 263 km, connected with the 83km Dos Ojos system, the project said in a statement. Sac Actun now absorbs Dos Ojos.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/17/worlds-longest-underwater-cave-system-discovered-mexico-divers-gran-acuifero-maya

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Wed Jan 17, 2018, 12:16 PM

1. great news! Now maybe the damned MEL'S HOLE people will stay off my land.

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