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“Possible submerged continent” found in the Atlantic off the coast of Brazil

Wednesday, May 8th 2013 - 09:08 UTC
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A large mass of granite has been found on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, suggesting that a continent may have existed in the Atlantic Ocean, a Japanese agency and the Brazilian government announced this week. Read full article

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  • Bongo

    Don't tell Argentina. They'll want to claim it.

    May 08th, 2013 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • expbrit

    You beat me to it :-)

    May 08th, 2013 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    No doubt the Japanese found the RG flag flying at the top of this granite edifice, buggers sneak in everywhere and put them up, then sneak out again.

    May 08th, 2013 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Brazil has finally found the mythical Malvinas Islands!

    May 08th, 2013 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @4 Anglotino

    LOL

    Perhaps we can persuade Brazil to call it Malvina's. ;)

    May 08th, 2013 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    @4

    No this seamount is made of granite whereas the Malvinas are made of pixie dreams. The search goes on.

    May 08th, 2013 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    poor brazil
    finding this is just the start of her problems,

    CFK will see to that.
    UN look out a complaint is winging its way to you right now..lol.

    May 08th, 2013 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    This area was ceaded to Argentina by the Spanish.

    May 08th, 2013 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Argentina and the malvinas / falkland islands have nothing to do with this article. Show's again how some of you clowns are obsessed with that story while ignoring the real issues (serious problems) at home.

    Anyway, this article shows why Brazil is looking into deep sea mining.
    this is from forbes magazine 2012.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/01/19/following-ocean-oil-success-brazil-goes-deep-sea-mining/

    May 08th, 2013 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Serious problems at home (where is Fido Dido's home) and Brazilian deep sea mining were also not in the article.

    But at least our posts were funny.

    8 to 1 says you're a loser Fido Dido.

    May 08th, 2013 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    After all,
    we are only trying to help.
    chuckle..

    May 08th, 2013 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “ The seabed where the granite mass was found is estimated to have sunk into the sea several tens of million years ago.
    No man-made structures have been found.”

    ........ hardly surprising

    May 09th, 2013 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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