Atlantis Schmatlantis

No, Its not Atlantis, and really, radio producers, newspaper editors et al.. you should consult an oceanographer before presenting us with a lost fabled, imaginary land deep in the Atlantic… From todays English ‘Sun’:

THIS is the amazing image which could show the fabled sunken city of Atlantis.

It shows a perfect rectangle the size of Wales lying on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean nearly 3½ miles down.

A host of criss-crossing lines, looking like a map of a vast metropolis, are enclosed by the boundary.

They seem too vast and organised to be caused naturally.

And last night the possibility of an extraordinary discovery had oceanographers and geophysicists captivated.



In fact, Google Earth depicts an ocean alive with data. The latest GE provides a dataset which includes seabed surveys throughout the world, and the photo above (located some 650m off the Canary Islands) is probably just that – a survey grid with some higher resolution data….

The photo below is off Ireland and similar linear anomalies are visible. In fact, if you explore the oceans you will notice transects and grids in many areas.


Of course, we could be wrong and there might have been a vast expansive city in the middle of the Atlantic which sank beneath the waves, or maybe the dolphins did it.

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