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Situated in an area called the Madeira Abyssal Plane, the grid was spotted by aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford as he browsed through Google Ocean.
It was the picture that seemed to show the remains of the mythical lost city of Atlantis, more than 9000 years after it sank beneath the ocean's waves.
An apparently amazing photo on the front page of The Sun this morning appeared to show a grid system etched onto the ocean bed about 620 miles off the west coast of Africa.
But today it was revealed that the photo, taken using Google's latest gadget, Google Ocean, is nothing more than thin bands of sonar data collected by boats mapping the ocean floor.
A spokeswoman said: 'It's true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an Ancient Roman villa.
'In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artefact of the data collection process.
'Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor.
'The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.
'The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little
we really know about the world's oceans.'
Originally posted by Alexander_Supertramp
Just wanted to mention that info from The Sun should be taken with a grain of salt..
If true, it is interesting though...I'm no Atlantean expert though so maybe someone who knows their mythology could stop in here and give their 2 cents.
Later, working under U.S. filmmaker James Cameron for the film Titanic, eight HMI lights were installed on the MIR-2, which were used during long dives (15 to 20 hours), made possible because of the high capacity of MIRs' batteries.
Originally posted by InfoProvider
After looking on Google Earth of this location and surrounding area imled to believe that its a " Divers " hot spot.
Seeing as this is the case, why havent they found this " anomoly " or anything to relate to " Atlantis "?
Divers have been exploring this area for years but yet have never found anything?
Strange dont ya think?
In 1995, James Cameron brought the next technical innovation to deep-ocean filming. A traditional film camera was designed for pressure housing, which enabled it to work up to 6,000 meters' depth.