Atlantis found [again]?

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Ivan Seeking
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Spartel Island now lies 60m under the sea in the Straits of Gibraltar, but some think it once lay above water.

The finding adds weight to a hypothesis that the island could have inspired the legend recounted by the philosopher Plato more than 2,000 years ago.

Evidence comes from a seafloor survey published in the journal Geology. [continued]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4153008.stm
 

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I heard about that last night on Coast to Coast. What do you think? Does it seem plausable?
 
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I have no idea. I don't really know enough about this subject to have an opinion.
 
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Spartel Island now lies 60m under the sea in the Straits of Gibraltar, but some think it once lay above water.
about 12,000 years ago, global sea levels seem to have been 70m lower than today (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Post-Glacial_Sea_Level.png), so if the 'island' is now 60m below the surface its plausible that it could have been devestated by a tsunami and subsidence at that time. Unfortunately I can't view the full article without paying, so I can't comment further.
 
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