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Panama Canal

Panama Canal:

Scientists recently stumbled upon a lost forest in the Panama Canal, dating back around 22 million years.

  • Panama Canal is an artificial waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.
  • The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a conduit for maritime trade.
  • It was cut through one of the narrowest saddles of the isthmus that joins North and South America.
  • It is one of the two most strategic artificial waterways in the world, the other being the Suez Canal.
  • It is approximately 80 kilometres long.
  • It consists of a series of locks that raise and lower the water level to facilitate the passage of ships through the continental divide.