Researchers Embark to Explore Mysterious 'Blue Hole' Hidden Off The Coast of Florida

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As part of an ongoing three-year research project, a multi-institutional team of scientists is set to embark next month to explore a blue hole called 'Green Banana' situated on the continental shelf off the coast of Florida. Comprising researchers from Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida Atlantic University, the Georgia Institute of Technology (led by Martial Taillefert), and the US Geological Society, the NOAA-sponsored project will deploy divers and monitoring equipment into Green Banana ... The aim is to examine what kind of microbes live in the blue hole, measure nutrient levels in the underwater column, and assess whether the sinkhole is somehow connected to Florida's groundwater system adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. Related coverage: Daily Mail, IFL Science.

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