Post by Taylor on Mar 16, 2006 9:40:46 GMT -5
Czech speleologists discover 6-km underground passage in Mexico
Blansko, South Moravia, March 13 (CTK) - Members of the Xibalba 2006 expedition from the Czech Speleological Society discovered six kilometre long underground passages during their fifth research in the caves on Mexico´s Yucatan Peninsula in the past few weeks, expedition member Zdenek Motycka has told CTK.
The speleologists in Yucatan try to uncover and monitor the flooded cave system in Mexico, so called cenots, said Motycka.
In the Mexican cenot of Cangrejo they discovered a total of 2.8-km of passages and in Joolis they found a 1.5-km-long tunnel. In Koox-Baal cave, Czech experts discovered two kilometres a so far unexplored space.
Czech potholers started to map the Yucatan underground in detail three years ago.
During their fifth, so far the most successful, expedition, they spent a whole month there. They have so far uncovered 13 km of new underground passages in Mexican caves.
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