A Possible Pathway for the Pumice

Preview A map that shows wind and current patterns of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
(Image adapted from Ezer et al., 2005; WRI, 2006; Burke and Sugg, 2006; and Chérubin, et al., 2008.)

Orange shaded areas are major drainage basins of Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras that contribute sediment to the Caribbean. Wind and current patterns are represented by red and black arrows, respectively. Following the Río Motagua on land and cycling through the Gulf of Honduras is one plausible proposed pathway for pumice transport. Read more about volcanic pumice and how it may have ended up on the shores of Belize.