6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries Made Using Google Earth

6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries Made Using Google Earth

6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries Made Using Google Earth



#4. A Way to Cheat at Fishing

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While studying the west coast of Wales using Google Earth, archaeologists discovered something unusual in the waters off Poppit Sands, a small beach community near where the Teifi Estuary flows into the sea: a giant underwater “V” so precise it had to be either part of the most pointlessly huge emoticon ever formed or an ancient fish trap.

 If only those poor fish had helicopters.

If only those poor fish had helicopters.

These underwater traps were once used to catch massive amounts of fish all at once by trading in the typical fishing boats and rods for some good ol’ fashioned interspecies cheating. As the outgoing tide forced the fish along the walls to bottleneck right toward a single gap, nets could be placed there, or the gap could be blocked and the fish would basically catch themselves. This particular trap was over 280 yards long with walls 3 feet wide, making it one of the biggest of its kind ever discovered, and is estimated to be close to 1,000 years old. It likely caught a few fish in its day.

 Fish have pretty much always been stupid.

Fish have pretty much always been stupid.

In fact, these mass fishocide funnel contraptions were so good at their job that they were eventually banned in the Magna Carta from use in rivers, or anywhere else for that matter, except for along the coasts.

 "Because screw coastal fish."

“Because screw coastal fish.”

Comments

  1. says

    they should have kept quiet instead of announcing it to the world where everyone can have access to the information, and therefore have access to the location.

  2. says

    Cool But I didn't like the idea of the road they build. Humans, altering everything. They should have explored on foot no matter how long it took. Now that area is destroyed.

  3. says

    fuck humans! they put a finger on avery thing! only to destroy! why the fucking hell they build a road? or why they have to go there at all? I would love to b a proctector of that zone….i will kill any one who put a foot on that place.

  4. says

    100% agreed! The person that found this out should've just kept the mouth shut. But, as always, humans have to go and fucking destroy and mess everything up. A place like this should be considered world patrimony and forbidden to set foot on, like Galapagos. Probably they destroy it, drive some species to extinction and THEN they think about protecting it. fucking retards

  5. says

    Hopefully a joke, but did the article writer just say(on page 5) "…like maybe a fly landed on the lens of the satellite…" WHY THE FRAKK NOBODY TOLD ME THAT THE FLIES ARE SPACE-TRAVELLING CREATURES?

  6. Shane Stevens says

    Now it's known & there's a road, the loggers won't be far behind, then oil prospectors, then Palm oil as far as the eye can see….

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