Core Samples

Taking the core samples The core sample The Blue Hole acts as a giant sediment trap. Any particles in the water will sink to the bottom, providing a record of marine and atmospheric environmental changes with time. In this picture a core sample is being retrieved from the deepest part …

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Project Overview

The Great Blue Hole of Belize Aqua Venture and divers Survey of the gallery on the SW Wall Matt takes a sample of a stalactite One of the great destinations for divers interested in spectacular and rare underwater sites is the 1000 foot diameter "Great Blue Hole of Belize" located …

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Maps

Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 1 is of Belize, showing the location of the cayes, Lighthouse Reef and the other offshore atolls. The inset shows the location of Belize in central America. Map 2 is of Lighthouse Reef, showing the Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef Resort on Northern Caye …

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Introduction

The Great Blue Hole in Belize This project was one of our first major joint efforts that combined several scientists and project studies. The principle focus was on the geologic data collection, overseen by Dr. Robert Dill; however, doppler studies, bacteria studies, sediment sampling, mapping and exploration were all secondary …

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