"The site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis, as described by Plato," the Atlantis expert said. "Even if it turns out to be geographical, it definitely deserves a closer look."
The legend of Atlantis has excited the public imagination for centuries. In recent years "evidence" of the lost kingdom has been found off the coasts of Cyprus and southern Spain.
Plato described Atlantis as an island "larger than Libya and Asia put together" in front of the Pillars of Hercules (the Straits of Gibraltar.) He said Atlantis was a land of fabulous wealth, advanced civilization and natural beauty destroyed by earthquakes and floods.
The Atlantis Theory, however, has been rejected by Google. According to CNet, Google shot down the Atlantis suggestion, saying the tracks were actually left by boat sonar.
Google Ocean is an extension of Google Earth. It allows web users to virtually explore the ocean with thousands of images of underwater landscapes. Users can swim around underwater volcanoes, watch videos about exotic marine life, read about nearby shipwrecks, contribute photos and watch unseen footage of historic ocean expeditions.