Ox Bel Ha Cross-Section

Image shows a cross-section diagram of the Ox Bel Ha cave system

Detailed Description

Caves within a karst subterranean estuary are filled with separated fresh (green), brackish (gray) and saline (blue) waters.  Within the subterranean estuary, methane (CH4) and other forms of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) created during the decomposition of soil from the overlying tropical forest sustain a complex cave-adapted ecosystem.


Image Dimensions: 2108 x 775

Location Taken: US