Brazilian Atlantis: the underwater continent

A Brazilian and Japanese research submarine has discovered evidence of an underwater continent, 900 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.


Is it the Atlantis, the legendary island mentioned by Plato, back in 360 BC? The question might be answered by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the Geology Service of Brazil (CPRM), in the next months.

Several rock structures and clear evidences of granite at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean have been unveiled and may confirm the thesis of a former continent that existed before the Americas, Africa, Europe.

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Waves height: surfing is affected by climate change

Average wave heights will decrease across 25% of the global ocean and increase across 7% of the ocean, due to climate change.

Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have concluded that climate change will have impact in wave height, near coastal regions.

The initial simulations tell us that the increase of 7% in wave height will take place, predominantly in the Southern Ocean.

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Oceans: to have and to hold

The Obama Administration has released its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people.


The final Implementation Plan focuses on improving coordination to speed Federal permitting decisions, better manage the ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and collaborate more effectively with State, local partners and marine industries.

Without creating any new regulations or authorities, the plan will ensure the many Federal agencies involved in ocean management work together to reduce duplication and red tape and use taxpayer dollars more efficiently.

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