Dr. Patricia Beddows dips the hydrolab into waters near Vista Alegre, searching for any trace of freshwater in the vicinity of the site. Almost all the waters in close proximity to Vista Alegre were not just saline – but “hyper-saline”, exceeding the salinity of sea-water.

Dr. Patricia Beddows dips the hydrolab into waters near Vista Alegre, searching for any trace of freshwater in the vicinity of the site. Almost all the waters in close proximity to Vista Alegre were not just saline – but “hyper-saline”, exceeding the salinity of sea-water. Image courtesy of Proyecto Costa Escondida Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

 

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