The Underwater Exploration Group of the Nice Maya Aquifer Mission (GAM) has found the biggest underwater cave that’s roughly 215 miles by exploring the connection between two of probably the most intensive flooded cavern methods on Earth which can be Sac Actun and Dos Ojos, each in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
In line with the Nationwide Geographic explorer, Guillermo de Anda, and director of the GAM, “This immense cave represents crucial submerged archaeological website on the earth, because it has greater than 100 archaeological contexts, amongst which is proof of the primary settlers of America, in addition to the extinct fauna and, after all, of the Maya tradition,”
The venture was commenced in March 2017 with the assistance of AM director of exploration Robert Schmittner together with specialised divers. Now, it’s being 14 years the place Schmittner is on the lookout for connections and including new mapped tunnels and galleries to this water labyrinth. At the moment, the 167-mile-long Ox Bel Ha System is the biggest underwater tunnel positioned within the south of Tulum, Mexico.
The third-largest is the Koal Baal System which is 57 miles and the fourth one is the Dos Ojos System which is 52 miles. In line with information from the Quintana Roo Speleological Survey, there are 358 submerged cave methods within the north of the state, which represents practically 870 miles of flooded passages of freshwater.
Now, the subsequent step contains evaluation of water of the Sac Actun System and to review its biodiversity and its conservation.
Supply: Nationwide Geographic