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Scientists investigate mysterious ‘blue hole’ off Florida coastline

A mysterious “blue hole” off Florida’s coastline has sparked interest among scientists and researchers, who plan to explore the potential ecological hot spots next month.The 425-feet deep underwater sinkhole, dubbed “Green Banana,” is located approximately 155 feet below the water’s surface, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).A team of scientists, comprised of members of Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida Atlantic University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the U.S. Geological Society, is set to embark on a new mission to explore the hole beginning in August and continuing through May 2021, NOAA notes.Credit: Mote Marine Laboratory/NOAAIn May and September 2019, a team of researchers explored a similar blue hole nick...