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The 'Underwater Waterfall' Illusion At Mauritius Island

By Gerard @presurfer
The 'Underwater Waterfall' Illusion At Mauritius Islandimage credit Google Maps
Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometres) off the southeast coast of the African continent. Located at the Southwestern tip of the island you will find a fascinating illusion.
When viewed from above, a runoff of sand and silt deposits creates the impression of an 'underwater waterfall.' Satellite views are equally dramatic, as an underwater vortex seemingly appears off the coast of this tropical paradise.

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