5 Mysteries That lie Beneath The Indian Ocean

While many of these mysteries have been explained by scientists and analysts, there are still quite a few unexplained oceanic enigmas that intrigue us. A variety of mysterious ocean phenomena have been seen and experienced by sailors around the world. Read on to know some of these.
1. Long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean

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Scientists at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa say they’ve discovered evidence of a “lost continent,” leftover from the breakup of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, whose breakup began some 200 million years ago. The evidence takes the form of ancient zircon minerals found in much-younger rocks. If these scientists are right, the lost continent may be located under the popular island destination of Mauritius and its remains may be scattered widely across the Indian Ocean basin.
2. Weird Creatures

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The murky depths of the ocean are inhabited by a wide range of creatures that can only be described as bizarre. The most freakish include dragonfish that fire beams of red illumination from “lamps” under their eyes and a deadly jellyfish relative that uses fluorescent tentacles to lure prey. The ocean depths are also populated with glow-in-the-dark fish, creeping sea lilies and, strangely, snails with armour- plated feet.
3. A Connecticut Sized Mystery Glow In The Indian Ocean

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Mariners have long told of rare nighttime events in which the ocean glows intensely as far as the eye can see in all directions.
4. Oldest Shiva Temple Found underwater In The Indian Ocean

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Thirukoneswaram, or the Holy Koneswaram Temple, is a Hindu temple in on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The temple lies on a high rocky ridge surrounded on three sides by the sea. It bears a history of over three millennia with its records indicating its roots in 1580 BC.
5. Sunken Treasure

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Underwater snaps taken in the southern Indian Ocean show the mysterious chest which belongs to a wooden cargo ship which sank in the early 1800s. The chest is 3 metres long, half a metre wide and it’s still closed.