In Mexico found the world’s largest flooded cave

In Mexico found the world’s largest flooded cave

MOSCOW, 17 Dec — RIA Novosti. A group of researchers found in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo the world’s largest flooded cave with the total length of 347 kilometers, according to the website of the research project Gran Acuífero Maya.

This discovery was made possible thanks to the work of researchers who 10 Jan managed to tie two large flooded cave system SAC-Aktun and DOS Ojos, located in the North of the Yucatan Peninsula near the town of Tulum.

La cueva inundada más grande del mundo está en Tulum | Por @NewsweekEspanol https://t.co/iMvP8NYuXq pic.twitter.com/NWRerGhjKH

— AnimalPolitico.com (@Pajaropolitico) January 17, 2018

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“After hard work for 10 months the team reached the place of connection of two of the largest flooded caves in the world,” the website reported.

RT ProyectoGAM: La cueva inundada más grande del mundo forma parte del Acuífero Gran Maya https://t.co/MDajsHztl6 Vía #VisitMex #EsMexico pic.twitter.com/4Gk5PKD5gp

— EsMexico (@EsMexico) January 17, 2018

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Hallan la cueva inundada más grande del mundo en México.
And is that vinegar is Es el sitio arqueológico sumergido más importante del planeta. https://t.co/6gzFDUDJDt pic.twitter.com/pTZyxHIKLl

— Newsweek en Español (@NewsweekEspanol) January 17, 2018

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According to information provided on the website, previously the record belonged to located South of Tulum underwater cave Ox Bel Ha, the length of which is 270 kilometers.

[email protected] descubre 347 cueva de kilómetros en #Tulum #QRoo, la cueva inundada más grande del mundo. #Entérate https://t.co/iZV3v5q7aS

— La Jornada Maya (@LaJornadaMaya) January 16, 2018

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According to the rules of spelunking when the two cave systems are connected, the larger ones absorb the smaller ones, the title disappears. From the two combined last week of the caves, the largest area belongs to the SAC-Aktun, so after the merger the new cave system will retain this title, respectively, the name DOS Ojos will cease to exist.

This huge cave is the most important underwater archaeological site in the world, because there are more than hundreds of archaeological contexts, including evidence of the first settlers of America, such as the extinct fauna and of course the Mayan culture.Guillermo de Gran Anddirector Acuífero Maya

Hallan la cueva inundada más grande del mundo en México (El Debate) – https://t.co/E5yIwSo3yW pic.twitter.com/eXld5LgwKT

— agua.org.mx (@aguaorgmx) January 17, 2018

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Now, scientists are focused on finding the connection of the cave SAC-Aktun with three other caves are located nearby.

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