National Geographic: Mapping Abaco Blue Holes

One of the most unique natural features that can be found on Great Abaco Island, The Bahamas are blue holes. Located along Abaco’s shorelines or inland within the thick of Abaco’s pine forests, these underwater caverns are incredibly extensive and a gem to share. Right now, National Geographic is teaming up with local divers, scientists, and schools to begin mapping the blue hole system in south Abaco. This cave system is potentially the most extensive island cave system in the world. Check out their daily blog HERE to see short videos, shared experiences, and outreach they are doing as local schools take a field trip with Nat Geo.

To learn more about blue holes in The Bahamas or around the world,  check out a few of these sources:

Bahamas Underground

National Geographic blue hole project

National Geographic Bahamas caves

How blue holes are formed

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:52+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Blue Holes, Caves, conservation, Education|Tags: |1 Comment

About the Author:

Enie Hensel
Broadly my interests lie in exploring the intertwining interactions between top-down and bottom-up mechanisms that have been anthropogenically impacted in coastal ecosystems. Currently, I am investigating how structure complexity and the presence of top predators affect patch reef fish communities in Abaco, The Bahamas.

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  1. Andrew December 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Exciting work! There are a lot of blue holes over here on cat island as well. I would be happy to host qualified explorers at my place on cat island. Spirithousebahamas.com

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