‘Imagine a lush tropical island slipping beneath the waves’: Sunken island the size of Iceland found near Brazil

In 2018, Brazilian and British scientists were exploring the sea floor around a volcanic plateau known as the Rio Grande Rise when they noticed rocks that looked like they belonged on dry land.

Watching the video streamed from their submersible operated from 650 meters (2,100 feet) below the surface, unusual layers of red mud caught their attention. “You just don’t find red clay on the seabed,” said Bramley Murton, a marine geologist from the National Oceanographic Center in Southampton, UK, who was on the expedition. “The deposits looked like tropical soil,” he explained.

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