Science in a Minute 062519 Large Fresh Water Aquifer Found Beneath the Ocean

June 24, 2019 04:13 PM
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A new study led by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory provides evidence for the existence of a large fresh water aquifer beneath the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast from Massachusetts and down to at least New Jersey.  The study authors estimate that if the aquifer had been found on the surface, it would create a lake covering some 39,000 square kilometers.