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Deep underneath Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, underground rivers wind their way to the sea. In some places, the forest floor has fallen in, leaving holes in the ground to access these mysterious underwater caves. The holes, called cenotes, were considered openings to the underworld by the ancient Mayans. In this video, Jonathan teams up with an expert cave diver to explore these spooky underground rivers. Please see the accompanying lesson plan for educational objectives, discussion points and classroom activities.

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    cave diving,limestone,Oceanography,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Biological science,sea level,silt,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-091,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120910142016189T,ice age,Life Science,Riviera Maya,Informal Education,Higher Education,stalactite,Calavera,Middle School,Elementary School,Yucatan,cenote,Tulum,Mexico,column,stalagmite,halocline,High School,Science and society,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Pre-Kindergarten,Geoscience

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