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Researchers discover huge freshwater pocket off the East Coast, beneath the sea coast

Off the northeastern coast of the United States, researchers have found a gigantic freshwater aquifer hiding underneath the Atlantic ocean.  An aquifer is an underground layer of water. This particular aquifer’s exact size is still unclear, but the researchers believe it has the potential to be the largest known aquifer to date. For comparison, the largest currently known aquifer is the Great Artesian Basin in Australia, which stretches over 22 percent of Australia, covering approximately 670,000 square miles, and at its deepest, can reach as far as 1,600 feet below the surface. Similar aquifers of varying sizes are located all over the world and are considered a global phenomenon. The United States alone has dozens of primary aquifers, which are highly utilized as a source of freshwater.  Read more.....

 

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