posted on Apr, 25 2003 @ 09:40 AM
Sorry I didnt get a chance to review these other links till now.
Byrd, the first link you provided, regarding an abstract on the subject, is broken. The second link went to an article about mid oceanic ridge
formations, which have been relatively well explored. I do agree, such ridge structures are very interesting geologically, as they produce so very
interesting mineral formations, and host some very interesting ecosystems that do not exist elsewhere on the planet (these ecosystems were used as the
basis for the lifeforms in Arthur C Clarkes book 2010 on the bottom of the world sea of Europa)
However, I have to say there does not appear to be a great deal of similarity between this article and the one previously posted.
First of all, Andros island is NOT situated anywhere near a midocean ridge, and has no apparent recent volcanic activity associated with it.
Second of all, the structures described were found only 10 feet underwater, relatively near shore. Midocean ridge formations are often found under 20K
feet of water, and are RARELY found anywhere near surface elevations. The only ones that I know of have been brought to the surface courtesy of ALVIN
and other deep submersibles.
As described in the article, the structures observed appeared to have a worked style, uniform blocks of symmetrical rectangular shape, fitted together
in apparent workmanship. While many geologic features can produce startelingly symmetrical structures, they are unable to cut uniform blocks and fit
them together into a structure!
While I would very much like to read the former abstract you provided a link for, I seriously doubt that the structure off of Andros Island can be put
down to a natural phenomenon. Based on the apparent "built" structure, depth, and distance to shore, I would propose 2 possible theories:
1, that it was built in prehistoric times and the area where it was built underwent downward displacement
2, this structure was built during the last ice age (approximately 5000 years ago) during a global low-stand for sea level elevation... After it was
built, sea level rose to current levels, inundating this structure. (This would be supported because it is covered in water of the approximate depth
of the sea level rise from the last ice age).
But as mentioned in the previous article, we really dont know and further study would be needed.