Presente su Google Earth e altre mappe è in realtà inesistente come sembra abbiano scoperto alcuni scienziati australiani. Si tratta della Sandy Island. Finalmente l’hanno trovata l’isola che non c’è.
“We wanted to check it out because the navigation charts on board the ship showed a water depth of 1,400 metres (4,620 feet) in that area—very deep,” Seton, from the University of Sydney, told AFP after the 25-day voyage.
“It’s on Google Earth and other maps so we went to check and there was no island. We’re really puzzled. It’s quite bizarre.
“How did it find its way onto the maps? We just don’t know, but we plan to follow up and find out.”