Weirdness on the Ocean Floor
Wednesday, 28th January 2009 by James Turnbull
There’s some odd sightings on the ocean floor, thanks to the much-improved ocean surface depth images that were added to Google Earth and Maps last week!
Reader aliosha was browsing the atlantic and discovered a bizarre grid pattern in the deep.
About 150 km square, it presumably isn’t a natural occurrence, but what else could create such a pattern it what must be extremely-deep water?
Unfortunately, it is only the largest writing on Google Earth, as this message doesn’t actually exist.
The sea bed imagery comes from a variety of bathymetry sources, including the SIO, and Mr Sandwell added the false underwater canyons so that they could see where the SIO’s data was being used.