Scientists are reporting the possibility of a lost continent off the coast of Brazil.
Brazilian and Japanese geologists announced this week that they found granite about 8,000 feet underwater, 900 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. They say the discovery of granite, which is found in continental crust, indicates that a continent could have been lost in the separation of Africa and South America.
“This could be Brazil’s Atlantis,” Roberto Ventura Santos, the director of the Geology Service of Brazil, told reporters.
Of course, there are other ways for granite to make its way from land to the seabed, and the scientists will continue to drill for samples, but other "lost" land has recently been discovered, including a microcontinent near Madagascar and a massive landscape of hills and valleys near Scotland.