Freshwater is discovered about 60-cm down into an excavation unit.

Freshwater is discovered about 60-cm down into an excavation unit. The project’s hydrogeologist, Trish Beddows, determined that the water was from a perched, most likely seasonal, freshwater lens. The freshwater lens may also be the reason behind the clay-rich sediments found during May excavations. Image courtesy of Proyecto Costa Escondida Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

 

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