Mysterious underwater waterfall at Mauritius

There is a mysterious underwater waterfall in Mauritius.

Well almost. Let me explain.

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Mauritius is an island just off the coast of Africa, close to Madagascar and Mozambique.

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With its stunning beaches, jewel-toned lagoons and spot of multi-colored earth, we rightly declared it one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean.

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The island is home to some of the rarest plant and animal specimens in the world.

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But now we know that Mauritius has something even more rare — an optical illusion that makes it look like there’s really an underwater waterfall WITHIN THE OCEAN!

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Science easily explains that, in reality, there’s no such waterfall, just the impression of one as sand and silk sink farther into the sea, from one coastal shelf to a much, much deeper one off the southernmost part of Mauritius.

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Optical illusion aside, the view from the top is pretty darn amazing…

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