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Postby Herman Miller » Mar 7, 2007 5:15 am

great news, there was a news story on yahoo showcasing the connection of two major systems in the yucatan, additionally they both site the NSS in the story itself and give a link afterwards

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070306/ap_ ... water_cave
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Postby ggpab » Mar 10, 2007 5:04 pm

For more details, you can see the announcement from Steve Bogaerts and Robbie Schmittner here:

http://forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?t=3712

With more of their typical hard work, there will likely be a connection through to Sistema Dos Ojos which lies just north of the current cave system limit. Then, the cave would jump to ~#4 position of long caves in the world (all caves - not just underwater), up from its current #9 position.

I think it is all very exciting - notably for the implications for land use, and water and waste management in this area of Mexico that is being developed at a phenomenal rate.

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