Atlantis Online
June 15, 2024, 02:21:51 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Secrets of ocean birth laid bare 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5191384.stm#graphic
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

The Great Islands Under The Sea

Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: The Great Islands Under The Sea  (Read 3240 times)
Bianca
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 41646



« on: April 30, 2007, 12:50:07 pm »




THE GREAT ISLANDS UNDER THE SEA                                                                         continued



And all these things recent investigation has proved conclusively.

Deep -sea soundings have been made by ships of different nations; the United
States ship DOLPHIN, the German frigate GAZELLE and the British ships HYDRA,
PORCUPINE and CHALLENGER have mapped out the bottom of the Atlantic, and
the result is the revelation of a great elevation, reaching from a point on the
coast of the British Islands southwardly to the coast of South Africa and then
southwardly to the coast of Africa, and then southwardly to Tristan d'Acunha.

The submerged land....rises about 9000 feet from the great depths around it and,
in the Azores, St. Paul's Rocks, Ascension and Tristan d'Acunha it reaches the
surface of the ocean.

Here, then, we have the backbone of the ancient continent which once occupied
the....Atlantic Ocean.

....The deepest parts of the ocean, 3500 fathoms deep, represent those portions
which sank first....the plains to the east and west of the central mountain range;
some of the loftiest peaks of this range - the Azores, St. Paul's, Ascension, Tristan
d'Acunha - are still above the ocean level, while the great body of Atlantis lies a
few hundred fathoms beneath the sea....



« Last Edit: April 30, 2007, 01:06:29 pm by Bianca2001 » Report Spam   Logged

Your mind understands what you have been taught; your heart what is true.


Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy