Great Blue Hole, World Heritage Site | Off the Coast of Belize
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The Great Blue Hole I Off the Coast of Belize, Caribbean Sea I IKONOS - .82m resolution I Collected December 8, 2012. This IKONOS image shows the Great Blue Hole, a near perfect circle off the coast of Belize mainland. It is a submarine sinkhole surrounded by the shallow waters of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a small atoll 43 miles from the mainland. The hole is over 984 feet across and 407 feet deep. The Great Blue Hole, which became a World Heritage Site in 1997, is a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
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