Science vessel Nautilus discovers 'yellow brick road' at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean

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During a sea expedition along the Liliuokalani Ridge, the research ship Nautilus discovered the bottom of an underwater lake north of the Hawaiian Islands, paved with paving stones, like a yellow brick road in the magical land of Oz . Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument is one of the largest marine protected areas in the world, larger than all national parks in the United States, and to date, scientists have explored only about 3% of its bottom.

The scientists of the Ocean Exploration Trust are gradually revealing its secrets and at the same time making it possible to watch their work live. For example, a recent YouTube video showed a fabulous road from Oz.

The bottom of the studied lake on Mount Nootka is at a depth of 1000 m, but it seems surprisingly “dry”. Scientists comment that the earth here looks like a “baked crust” that you only need to pick up so that it breaks off. In some places, the rock has cracked in such a way that it began to look like paving stones with 90-degree gaps, the appearance of which is associated with temperature fluctuations due to constant eruptions in the area. Such an effect can be mistaken for an object of ancient architecture, although it has a natural origin.

Source – Nautilus Expedition

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