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A submerged continent or sunken continent is a continental mass, extensive in size, but mainly undersea. The terminology is used by some paleogeologists and geographers in reference to some land masses.
Submerged continents have been sought and speculated about in regard to a possible "lost continent" underwater in the Atlantic Ocean. There was also a search in the 1930s for Lemuria, believed to have possibly been a submerged continent between the Indian and African coasts.
- ATLANTIS SEARCH SHIFTS TO AEGEAN; Lost Continent Legend Held Based on False Statistics 1966 New York Times
- "A Submerged Continent". Los Angeles Times. April 4, 1882. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
Ignatius Donnelly has recently published a work in defence of the story that a continent known among the ancients as Atlantis was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by an earthquake.
- "Submerged continent". The Sydney Morning Herald. November 28, 1932.
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