Monday, July 11, 2011
A Lost World? Atlantis-Like Landscape Discovered: "Buried deep beneath the sediment of the North Atlantic Ocean lies an ancient, lost landscape with furrows cut by rivers and peaks that once belonged to mountains. Geologists recently discovered this roughly 56-million-year-old landscape using data gathered for oil companies. 'It looks for all the world like a map of a bit of a country onshore,' said Nicky White, the senior researcher. 'It is like an ancient fossil landscape preserved 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) beneath the seabed.'"