Fourth Longest Underwater Cave Discovered in Mexico
A connection between the ~20 kilometer (12 mile) long Tux Kupaxa system to Ko’ox Baal had led to a total length of over 56.5 kilometers (35.1 miles).
A commitment to mapping the cave has led Ko’ox Baal to actually take the top spot as the longest mapped underwater cave system.
Another system, Xunaan Ha system, located around 2 kilometers away could also potentially connect to Ko’ox Baal in the future, which would mean an additional 51 kilometers (32 miles) and the spot as the third longest underwater cave.“We never abandon any of the newly discovered caves before completing its map. Unfortunately this is an exception in Yucatan,” - Speleologist Daniel Hutnan to the Czech News Agency