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Belize Blue Hole: Richard Branson, scientists make exciting discovery

Posted by M. C. on March 1, 2019

Richard Branson is always doing something fun and exciting. It gives one hope for personkind.

The Blue Hole is thought to have once been a huge cave on dry land around 100,000 years ago but as the ocean rose again, the cave flooded.

The formations were created during past ice ages, when the sea level was as much as 100-201 metres (330-660ft) lower than it is now..

The ocean rose again..Say what?

Dry land 100,000 years ago…There must not have been CO2 back then.

https://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/central-america/richard-branson-and-a-group-of-scientists-make-exciting-discovery-inside-great-blue-hole/news-story/59b215ed4576862030866dfc12d4338b

Belize — the land of the infamous Great Blue Hole, Caribbean beaches and a rich tapestry of cultures. But what lies within the famous dark blue natural wonder has been mostly a mystery, until now.

A team of scientists, including Virgin billionaire Richard Branson, has returned from a mission to the bottom of the Central American nation’s Great Blue Hole — one of the world’s largest sinkholes.

The groundbreaking voyage kicked off in December 2018, and saw the group descend to the bottom of the 125 metre hole to find out exactly what lives inside.

Using two submarines, the group hoped to discover what sat at the bottom of the mysterious hole, which was discovered in 1971 by underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau…

The Blue Hole is thought to have once been a huge cave on dry land around 100,000 years ago but as the ocean rose again, the cave flooded.

The formations were created during past ice ages, when the sea level was as much as 100-201 metres (330-660ft) lower than it is now…

The circular shaped hole is 125 metres (410ft) deep and 300 metres (984ft) across, making it the second largest of its kind after the Dragon Hole in the South China Sea.

— with The Sun.

Be seeing you

The voyage meant scientists could construct a 3D map of the hole. Picture: Thomas Bodhi Wade/Aquatica Submarines

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