Researchers were extremely surprised when, at the depth of about 10,000 ft, they found an ancient dried-out lake bed paved with something like bricks.

The unusual "yellow brick road" was discovered during an expedition to a deep-water ridge north of the Hawaiian Islands. The Liliʻuokalani ridge is located within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM).

PMNM is one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. In fact, it is larger than all the national parks in the United States combined. However, it is also understudied – scientists believe that today only 3% of the underwater reserve park's seafloor has been explored.

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This year, during a deep-sea expedition, scientists discovered an unusual find. During the dive of the research vessel Nautilus scientists came across the yellow brick road, which seems to lead or to the lost land of Oz or to Atlantis.

It is noteworthy that during this expedition, scientists explored the seabed of the Pacific Ocean at the depth of about 10,000 ft. Underwater diving was filmed on camera, and therefore we can observe the genuine emotion of the explorers who discovered something unusual.

The fabulous yellow brick road was found by researchers on top of the underwater mountain Nutka. It is interesting that the bottom of this "mountain lake," which is actually at the bottom of the ocean, looks extremely dry.

When researchers saw the unusual find, the first thing they came up with was that it was the road to Oz or the lost Atlantis. However, there is a simpler scientific explanation.

Scientists note that the bottom of this ancient mountain lake looks like a "baked crust" that can be removed. In this area the volcanic rock has fractured in a way so that it actually resembles bricks.

Researchers believe the unique 90-degree fractures must have resulted from heating and cooling from multiple eruptions in this burnt area of land. At first glance, the "yellow brick road" does look like a pathway to a miraculous world, and the researchers believe that, in a sense, it is since this "yellow brick road" symbolizes the way to the Earth's hidden geology.

Source: sciencealert.com

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