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    Google Earth has a new tool for searching the ocean floor, which some say might have led to legendary island with treasures.

    Google Earth may have just found the Lost City of Atlantis.

    The search tool has previously been used to discover uncharted areas of the world, including a forest in Mozambique and ancient remains of a Roman villa. But the latest edition of the program includes the ability to explore the ocean floor and now some have claimed that the ancient city of Atlantis has also been unearthed.

    Geophysicist David Sandwell of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography helped Google in their quest to extend their maps of the ocean floor. The website used maps and data that Sandwell and Walter Smith of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gathered by combining depth measurements recorded by ships and satellite readings of seafloor topography.

    This new tool has got some thinking about the old legend of Atlantis.

    The New York Times reported that British aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford claimed he spotted what looks to be like a city block underneath the ocean off the west coast of Africa near one of Atlantis’ proposed locations. Google denied that the area is the utopian island that Plato once described, according CNet.

    Does anyone else foresee a second, underwater, gold rush? Maybe a “Pirates of the Caribbean” reality series?