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By jbottero @ 2012-11-22 14:52:00
The island that isn't there!

Or maybe it's the island of Doctor Moreau...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_of_Doctor_Moreau

Sandy Island looks like a gaping hole in the Coral Sea. About 16 miles long, north to south, it could make the perfect beach nirvana. But the University of Sydney scientists found only ocean 4,620 feet deep when they went to the site while on a research expedition. The depth would preclude the island sinking.

Read the "More Info" linky for the whole story of this non-place.
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nico picture
@ 2012-11-22 15:04:41
Has it been censored and why?
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@ 2012-11-22 15:15:19
No, it doesn't actually exist. Read the link, it's an anomaly that has made it onto a number of maps. People have gone out and varified that there is no island there.
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@ 2012-11-22 18:48:44
If you switch to "Map View", the graphic image is of a small spit of land...