“And that raises one of the mysteries..”

Ancient North Sea lanscapeIt’s certainly a fascinating discovery, although I’m not sure why the BBC are so startled by the revealed seabed off Rathlin Island. The somewhat breathless report suggested “some [unknown] cataclysmic event” was responsible. Except that there’s already evidence that, over 6000 years ago, a rapid rise in sea levels transformed the landscape elsewhere on the archipelago “in a relatively short period of time”. Surely that could account for these findings? I know there are some geologists out there, any ideas? The survey is supported by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency [MCA] and the Marine Institute of Ireland and the MCA have released a video of the Rathlin results [Windows media file]. Adds The BBC report can be viewed here