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Virgin Lake Exploration

This month we managed to bring an expedition boat to explore and navigate the waters of Lake 2 since our first discovery of its existence in February. Only the left side of the lake was able to be explored since a fallen tree had blocked the entrance of the right channel. In contrast to Lake 1’s clear black water, the coloration of this particular body of water takes on a murky red hue. It remains uncertain as to what is present in the water that makes it this color.

 

An adult black caiman with an estimated size of about 4 meters (13.2 feet) has been spotted on multiple occasions during the daytime although two other juveniles have been seen only once. Despite it questionable water consistency, the second lake supports a large amount of fish, thus providing a suitable habitat for these crocodilian dwellers as well as other biodiversity.

Alexandra Lopez


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