In China have found the world’s deepest blue hole
Experts have established that the depth of this natural well is just over 300 m and a depth exceeding the former record — Dean’s blue hole in the Bahamas (about 200 m).
BEIJING, January 22. /Offset. TASS Nikolai Selishchev/. State center predict the oceanic environment of China has published the results of measurements in a huge natural water reservoir for the city of Sanshui (Paracel Islands, southern Hainan province). Experts have established that the depth of this gigantic natural well is just over 300 m and a depth exceeding the former record — Dean’s blue hole in the Bahamas (about 200 m).
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On the surface, the diameter of the deep caves, the official geographic name of which — Weyla (“Eternal joy”), up to 130 m, and as you descend, narrows to 36 m. according to scientists, this tectonic funnel are not reported under the earth with the waters surrounding the South China sea. It has an almost vertical slope and, despite the lack of access to the ocean, it is home to over 20 species of fish and marine animals.
“This blue hole is a large scientific, historical and cultural value,” — commented the state oceanic forecasting, the significance of this geological phenomenon.