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Scientists find sunken islands in the Caribbean (Atlantis?)
www.thelocal.de ^ | 5-10-10 | Staff

Posted on 05/10/2010 11:31:31 AM PDT by Red Badger

German scientists announced on Monday they believe they have discovered sunken islands in the Caribbean Ocean following a deep sea expedition in April.

During their six weeks in the waters north of Venezuela and west of the Antilles, the experts from the University of Greifswald analysed rock samples from depths of more than 1,000 metres.

The “Meteor” crew then used echo sounding to measure the ocean floor, an exercise which revealed significant differences in depth compared to current marine charts.

In fact, some of the underwater mountains listed on charts did not exist at all, while other areas thought to be flat showed rises of up to 1,000 metres, geologist Martin Meschede said.

The team's biggest surprise came from the samples they dredged from the ocean floor, which showed stones that could only have come from very shallow depths.

“We found remnants of coral, snails and algae that are only found in the light-flooded upper level of the sea,” Meschede said.

As a result of their findings, the scientists believe that the submarine mountains, whose summits now top out at between 800 and 1,000 metres below the surface, were volcanic islands in the Caribbean Sea some 40 to 50 million years ago.

The Greifswald group hypothesises that they were part of a reef that grew on a basalt platform and sank during a seismic event in the ocean’s crust.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atlantis; catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; plato

The search was focused in the red areas on this map of the ocean floor.

1 posted on 05/10/2010 11:31:31 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping!..........


2 posted on 05/10/2010 11:31:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: Red Badger

My guess is that we had an island capsize because of too many people and that is what they are seeing.


3 posted on 05/10/2010 11:33:29 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

you should run for the house seat in georgia... you sound qualified ; )


4 posted on 05/10/2010 11:34:50 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Red Badger

5 posted on 05/10/2010 11:38:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Red Badger
The Greifswald group hypothesises that they were part of a reef that grew on a basalt platform and sank during a seismic event in the ocean’s crust.

Or maybe the fountains of the deep overwhelmed the reef. But I guess considering some sort of giant flood is ridiculous.

6 posted on 05/10/2010 11:43:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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“But I guess considering some sort of giant flood is ridiculous.”

Bang on! The flood of Noah’s day explains a lot of the unusual undersea discoveries. Most will scoff at giving a bible account any credibility.


7 posted on 05/10/2010 11:57:13 AM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: howlinhound
Only if the Biblical account is inaccurate. It says:

13 By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.
14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.

OTOH, science has clearly documented from hundreds of sources, and consistant with thousands of field observations, that the sea level rose 300ft when the glaciers melted at the end of the last ice age.

8 posted on 05/10/2010 12:12:39 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 473 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Red Badger

Who is John Galt?


9 posted on 05/10/2010 12:15:37 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Red Badger

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn...


10 posted on 05/10/2010 12:20:12 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Dead Corpse

I’m not a Scientologist. You’ll have to speak to Tom Cruise.........;^)


11 posted on 05/10/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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12 posted on 05/10/2010 12:31:43 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Or maybe the fountains of the deep overwhelmed the reef. But I guess considering some sort of giant flood is ridiculous.

Considering that sea level was some 300-400 feet lower at the height of the last ice age, the odds of giant floods during the past 10,000 years is pretty close to 100%.

13 posted on 05/10/2010 12:35:05 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: w1andsodidwe

If someone doesn’t tell Japan no,that scenario might just happen according to a fine representative from the good state of Georgia.


14 posted on 05/10/2010 12:36:16 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Red Badger

Global warming, rising seas, melting icecaps, warming seas, global climate change, melting ice in my night cap, feelings ,nothing more than feelings,.....

Where was I? Oh yeah, If it’s sunken it’s not an island but a sea mount.


15 posted on 05/10/2010 12:38:39 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: JoeProBono

Cool photo

Thanks


16 posted on 05/10/2010 12:47:59 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Del Rapier

Oh my gosh, you telling me that Japan is also getting ready to tip over ?

How in the world did that guy ever get elected? How does he stay in office? Does no one in his district know the kind of things that he says?


17 posted on 05/10/2010 12:50:02 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Red Badger
I did some googling on the Beata Ridge, which appears to be the beginning of a plateau extending east. I'm not a geologist and I finally gave up trying to understand Caribbean geology, which to say the least is complicated.
18 posted on 05/10/2010 12:52:34 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: count-your-change

Guyot outta here!


19 posted on 05/10/2010 12:54:25 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 473 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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20 posted on 05/10/2010 12:55:31 PM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: Red Badger
Hey, I found Atlantis! It's in Orlando of all places!


21 posted on 05/10/2010 1:04:59 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

It’s also in the Bahamas.........and Dubai.....

http://www.atlantis.com/


22 posted on 05/10/2010 1:13:26 PM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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Thanks Red Badger.
As a result of their findings, the scientists believe that the submarine mountains, whose summits now top out at between 800 and 1,000 metres below the surface, were volcanic islands in the Caribbean Sea some 40 to 50 million years ago.
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23 posted on 05/10/2010 3:14:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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24 posted on 05/10/2010 3:15:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Islands sink......oh great, now you tell me!


25 posted on 05/10/2010 3:25:50 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Red Badger

“Way down below the ocean where I wanna be, she may be ...”


26 posted on 05/10/2010 3:34:57 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: LiberConservative

the worst of his three songs.


27 posted on 05/10/2010 3:36:58 PM PDT by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: Walkingfeather
she sounds OVER quaified, if you ask me. What we really need is this smart woman who has solved everything
28 posted on 05/10/2010 3:41:33 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Dead Corpse
that looks like the giant spaghetti monster!


29 posted on 05/10/2010 3:44:26 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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