Skip to comments.Scientists find sunken islands in the Caribbean (Atlantis?)
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 oceans crust.
The search was focused in the red areas on this map of the ocean floor.
My guess is that we had an island capsize because of too many people and that is what they are seeing.
you should run for the house seat in georgia... you sound qualified ; )
Or maybe the fountains of the deep overwhelmed the reef. But I guess considering some sort of giant flood is ridiculous.
“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.
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.
Who is John Galt?
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn...
I’m not a Scientologist. You’ll have to speak to Tom Cruise.........;^)
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%.
If someone doesn’t tell Japan no,that scenario might just happen according to a fine representative from the good state of Georgia.
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.
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?
Guyot outta here!
It’s also in the Bahamas.........and Dubai.....
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.To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.
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Islands sink......oh great, now you tell me!
“Way down below the ocean where I wanna be, she may be ...”
the worst of his three songs.