Did Google Ocean Find Atlantis?
Or just seabed measurements collected by boats?
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 20, 2009 8:32 AM CST
Sylvia Earle, explorer in residence, National Geographic Society, cheers at the image shown on the new Google Earth 5.0 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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(Newser) – A mysterious grid of lines spotted by a British aeronautical engineer using Google Ocean may be the fabled lost city of Atlantis, experts tell the Telegraph. The rectangular region—roughly the size of Wales—is located near the Canary Islands in a region believed to be a likely spot for Atlantis, which was described by Plato as a land of untold wealth and beauty.

"The site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis," said an Atlantis researcher. "It definitely deserves a closer look." The Telegraph's tabloid rival the Daily Mail, however, said the lines were nothing more than strips of sea floor that have been mapped by oceanographers.