Scientists disprove existence of Sandy Island near Australia

11/26/2012 | TG Daily

Scientists researching tectonic evolution in the Coral Sea found something was missing off the coast of Australia -- a large island that is represented on Google Earth and whose existence has even been cited by the CIA. Team members from the Australian Marine National Facility say they became suspicious when they approached what should have been Sandy Island but their instruments recognized only deep water ahead. "We all had a good giggle at Google as we sailed through the island. Then we started compiling information about the seafloor, which we will send to the relevant authorities so that we can change the world map," said Steven Micklethwaite, one of the researchers.

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