Amberjack Hole USA

Situated 30 miles off Sarasota, Florida, the Amberjack Hole beckons at a depth of 112 feet, extending a mesmerizing 236 feet beneath the ocean’s surface.

  • Region: Florida
  • Coordinates: 27.000000, -83.300000
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  • Type: Cave

Scientific Expedition of 2019

In a comprehensive three-year study, scientists from esteemed institutions embarked on exploration missions in May and September 2019. This collaborative effort included experts from Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch, Georgia Institute of Technology, the United States Geological Survey, and the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration.

Probing Life and Ecosystems

The expedition delved into the mysterious hole, unraveling insights into the surrounding marine life, seawater composition, and the sediments at the hole’s bottom. Notably, researchers identified a nutrient flux indicating the movement of food sources both ascending and descending within the hole.

Intriguing Connections: Radium and Radon Isotopes

Scientific analysis revealed the presence of isotopes of radium and radon, common in groundwater. This suggests a potential link between the Floridan aquifer and the depths of the Amberjack Hole, opening avenues for further exploration and understanding.

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