Strange Road Found at the Bottom of the Pacific Ocean

Andrei Tapalaga

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Some people started speculating that the road discovered may lead to AtlantisEVNautilius/YouTube

A team of scientists from the Nautilus Exploration Program has discovered a strange road made out of yellow bricks right at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The expedition began at a deep-sea ridge north of the Hawaiian islands, the team set out to study the Lili’uokalani Ridge Seamounts in Hawaii for various things such as fishes that are thought to be extinct, ancient boats, and overall exploring the dark parts of the Pacific ocean that hs not been seen before. 

Nautilus is one of the best organizations when it comes to ocean exploration. They have state-of-the-art tech equipment such as remotely operated submarines that can reach the depths of the Pacific Ocean with ease. During a search with one of the remotely controlled submarines, the team discovered what seems to be a man-made brick road.

This remarkable finding was recorded live by the crew as they discovered it and posted on the official Nautilius YouTube channel

Some people started speculating that the road discovered may lead to Atlantis, the “fictional” island mentioned in Plato’s works Timaeus and Critias. Within his writings, Plato defines Atlantis, an ancient, mighty, and prosperous empire ruled by the descendants of Poseidon that sank into the sea.

Many expeditions have been done in the past looking for this lost empire, to the point where people have given up and believe it is only a fictional location. The exploration team believes that this is not actually a man-made road, but an example of an “ancient active volcanic geology”. 

“Our Corps of Exploration have witnessed incredibly unique and fascinating geological formations while diving on the Liliʻuokalani Ridge within Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument. At the summit of Nootka Seamount, the team spotted a “dried lake bed” formation,” (Quote by Nautilus Exploration Program Team)

When a volcano erupted in the area with high energy, many rock fragments that exploded landed in the sea, and as they cooled down they sort of merged with one another, making it look like a road made out of stone or bricks. The description of the video gives a much better explanation:

“The unique 90-degree fractures are likely related to heating and cooling stress from multiple eruptions at this baked margin. Throughout the seamount chain, the team also sampled basalts coated with ferromanganese (iron-manganese) crusts from across different depths and oxygen saturations as well as an interesting-looking pumice rock that almost resembled a sponge," (Quote by Nautilus Exploration Program Team)

The area explored within the video is the first time it has been discovered or seen by humans as there are no records of this part of the Pacific ocean being explored previously. The exploration team will keep surveying the area for more interesting finds. One very interesting statistic is that around 80% of the world’s water has not been explored or mapped, therefore many things are still waiting to be uncovered. 

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