Recently, the Bahamian government protected a 34,000-acre underwater blue holes park. University of Florida scientists have dubbed these caves, now inundated with water, as underwater ‘blue caves’. These blue caves contain a plethora of ancient and historic artifacts of the past.
Without protection these blue holes are likely to be plundered or obliterated, with the knowledge within them lost for all time. The Bahamian government has protected the first such blue holes park, the South Abaco Blue Holes Park. Florida scientists are hopeful additional blue holes parks will be protected by governmental declaration.