We are pretty sure science is trolling us at this point. Although, we must admit that it has got style. After images of the underwater waterfall of Mauritius, be prepared to get befuddled by this underwater river in Mexico. How does any of this make sense, you ask? Scroll on.
Photographer Anatoly Beloshchin captured these images that reveal this surreal phenomenon. Cenote Angelita, is like an underwater cave in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula shelters a river separated from the fresh water by a thin veil of hydrogen sulfate.
If your’re scratching your head wondering what a cenote is, it is a deep sinkhole formed from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.
It is the result of a cavern that formed due to the collapse of a rock, after which the sinkhole began trapping both salt and fresh water. The cave is around 55 m deep and the first 30 m is filled with fresh water. After the layer of fresh water comes a thin layer of hydrogen sulfate, below which is 25 m of salt water.
called halocline. And here at this point is suspended a thin layer of Hydrogen Sulfate, which has most likely been created by the bacterial breakdown of organic matter in this setting of low oxygen.
Science: making everyone confused since forever. May this video blow your mind.
H/T: My Modern Met
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