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Old 07-01-2017, 07:45   #1
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Birth of a new Island?

Has anybody seen this? i didnt know where to post it, maybe here?

When This Boat Crew Realized What They Were Seeing, It Was Almost Too Late To Escape Alive! · The Mind Unleashed

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Re: Birth of a new Island?

This is kinda old (in today's modern Internet terms), but all I could think of while reading the linked site is that they were about the stupidest people I have ever encountered. Considering, however, that most people seem to have no idea of things represented in science these days, I am hardly surprised.

Hint to all, if you see pumice on the surface of the water in a concentrated mass, HAUL AZZ because the volcano underneath may be about to lose its mind and make your life quite short (and painful while any vitality and feeling sensation remains as you are boiled alive or worse). This vessel was exceptionally lucky in that the volcano was slowly building rather than detonating as they often do. The pumice floating up was a warning, and if they are so stupid as to have sailed through the field like the pics show, maybe someone in those pics should be in line for lottery tickets.

It always amazes me that people are so willing to toss their caution to the wind when they see something that obviously is unusual and only is present in the vicinity of a volcano!

The island itself is pretty neat, though!
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Re: Birth of a new Island?

I think this click-bait article is full of lies.

The real story is far more interesting.

It occurs in 2006 2 years before I sailed into Neafu, Tonga... and yes we were in the lookout for pumice!

This link has a copy of the sailors real story.


http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/maiken.asp


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I think this click-bait article is full of lies..




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Re: Birth of a new Island?

I am sure this would not have worked out but...

Imagine if they could have landed a tender on that new island first. Claimed that island for themselves as their own country.

Columbus, Ponce de leon, and many others did it. Why couldn't the crew of the Maiken.

Name the island Maiken.
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Did it not sink again not long after..??
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Exactly, Boatie. It is being a slow birth.

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Did it not sink again not long after..??
Its been doing the same for 100 years. Pops up, has a look around, goes back home.
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Its been doing the same for 100 years. Pops up, has a look around, goes back home.
Can't really blame it, I'd probably do the same thing right now.
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Re: Birth of a new Island?

Makes me curious just how much water was under the keel when they went through the pumice field!
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Re: Birth of a new Island?

East of Ogasawara there are active volcanoes that have created new islands within the last decade.
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Makes me curious just how much water was under the keel when they went through the pumice field!
You are not so stupid to ask!

Its on the border of 2 tectonic plates... I don't know exactly as I am too lazy to turn the big computer on, but on the Fijian side of Tonga us the,Tongan Trench it is the deepest water in the world. I think 8,000 meters, higher than Everest but the other way.

Its an amazing area.
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You are not so stupid to ask!

Its on the border of 2 tectonic plates... I don't know exactly as I am too lazy to turn the big computer on, but on the Fijian side of Tonga us the,Tongan Trench it is the deepest water in the world. I think 8,000 meters, higher than Everest but the other way.

Its an amazing area.
More like 10,000.

I think you'll find that Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench still has Horizon Deep in the Tongan Trench beat ( but only by a hundred meters or so).
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Yep, Gilligan was the Admiral that their Captain reports to.
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Re: Birth of a new Island?

I had always heard that the Mariana Trench is the deepest part.. but... the The Tonga Trench is also deeper then I can free dive... The Tonga Trench is 10,882 metres (35,702 ft) deep at its deepest point, known as the Horizon Deep.

The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is located to the North West of the Tonga Trench and is the deepest known part of the world's oceans. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands. The trench is about 2,550 kilometres (1,580 mi) long with an average width of 69 kilometres (43 mi). It reaches a maximum-known depth of 10,994 metres (36,070 ft) ( 40 metres [130 ft]) at a small slot-shaped valley in its floor known as the Challenger Deep, at its southern end, although some unrepeated measurements place the deepest portion at 11,034 metres (36,201 ft).

Interestingly (to me at least...) the Marianas Trench and the Tonga Trench are not the part of the seafloor closest to the center of the Earth. This is because the Earth is not a perfect sphere; its radius is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) less at the poles than at the equator.[5] As a result, parts of the Arctic Ocean seabed are at least 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) closer to the Earth's center than the Challenger Deep seafloor. (Still deeper then I can free dive..)
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