River flowing under water
• The river, which flows under the water
Yucatan Peninsula has always been considered one of the most mysterious places on the planet. It was here found the meteorite that influenced the extinction of the dinosaurs, there was the center of the Mayan civilization, and there is still a jungle hide many secrets. River Anhelita found in Yucatan, too, is different from all other rivers in the world. The fact that it flows under the water.
Divers love this place because of its mystique and beauty, comparable to the fabulous dream. In fact, the underwater landscape of the world's only underwater river evokes vague associations with alien landscapes: at a depth of several meters is a real river flowing along which seemed to grow real trees.
The illusion of reality
The special composition of the water in the cave creates a full sense of the underwater river. The difference in salt and fresh water density allows divers feel in a world of fantastic landscapes: the fresh water drifts in the upper layer and the lower salt - and it turns out "flowing river".
The ancient Maya cenotes revered place where the living can go into the kingdom of the dead. They are involved in many of the rituals of sacrifice, and today archaeologists Cenote Angelica brings new information about the long-disappeared civilizations.
The study of underwater river brought scientists a surprising result: it turns out, even in the middle of the last century here down the expedition of German divers. However, nothing particularly surprising here: the archaeologists of the Third Reich at the time scurrying around the planet, trying to find the mystical weapon. Cenote Angelita seemed to them an amazing testimony to the reality of paranormal activity - but researchers are now able to put forward and it is the scientific study of this phenomenon.
At the bottom of the oceans, there are other underwater river, or rather, the cases of the so-called "cold trickle." This underwater portions where hydrogen sulfide, methane and other hydrocarbons seep through cracks at the bottom, are mixed with sea water and then move slowly, like rivers. Scientists believe that cold seepage associated with tectonically active zones of the oceans (earth movements). For example, this phenomenon was registered in the Japan trench, where the oceanic Earth's crust sinks beneath the mainland.