The Morien Institute - Interview with Dr Paul Weinzweig of Advanced Digital Communications (ADC) about the underwater structures discovered off the coast of Cuba

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On May 28 2002 National Geographic News reported on the many recent discoveries underwater on the coastal shelves around the world. The story focussed on the recent discovery of megalithic ruins some 2,200 ft below sea level off the coast of Cuba, interviewing geologist, Manuel Iturralde, the Director of Research at Cuba's Natural History Museum. He is the Consulting Geologist for the Canadian exploration company, Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), based in Havana, Cuba, which discovered the megalithic formations

It has been suggested that what they have discovered in the Yucatan Channel could be the buildings and monuments of an early, unknown American civilization, which sank beneath the waves during some ancient cataclysm. As Ocean Engineer, Paulina Zelitsky, and the ADC crew are currently back on expedition with their research vessel, 'Ulises', Dr Paul Weinzweig, a partner in ADC with his wife, Paulina Zelitsky, kindly agreed to answer some of our questions when the Morien Institute contacted ADC in Cuba, June 3rd - 12th 2002 ...

 

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Morien Institute :
What is the ADC expedition team doing at this present time?

Dr Paul Weinzweig :
"Presently the ship and team are conducting magnetometer, sidescan and ROV investigations of Cuban deep territorial waters in the Yucatan Channel."

 

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Morien Institute :
Are you currently looking for anything specific based on earlier findings, such as the carved symbols and hieroglyphs that were widely reported in the media over the last six months or so?

Dr Paul Weinzweig :
"I would not over-emphasize the earlier reports of symbols in rocks. At the time, water clarity and ROV lighting was not optimal. The currents in this particular area are very strong and there is a lot of backscatter light effects from current-driven plankton. Our next expedition to the site will try to improve the video quality with better lighting, low light cameras and some improved perspective shots of megalithic structures evidenced in our sidescan sonar images."

Morien Institute :
Will you attempt to take samples during the current expedition from the structures you have found, and what about samples of the sediments from around the structures?

Dr Paul Weinzweig :
"We have already taken a few samples this Spring which are presently being analyzed by our Consulting Geologist and Geophysicist, Dr. Manuel Iturralde, Director of Research for the Cuban Museum of Natural History. The samples include both mineral and biological."

 

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Morien Institute :
What special equipment will you be using during the current expedition that you have not used before, and what extra data do you expect to be able to gather as a result?

Dr Paul Weinzweig :
"See the answer to question number 2 above. We may also try to re-do the sidescan sonar along with a powerful magnetometer to register any metals on the site."

Morien Institute :
I gather that there is another complex of apparent urban ruins, which has been discovered underwater in the Bay of Batabané, and that they stretch south towards the Isle of Youth. Has ADC explored these ruins, or if not, do you have any plans to explore them in the future?

Dr Paul Weinzweig :
"We have not explored these other areas yet but intend to in the future."

 

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Morien Institute :
There have been reports since the 1950's by light aircraft pilots of submerged buildings, evident from the air, to the north of Cuba and in the Old Bahaman Channel. Has ADC explored those ruins, and if not, do you have any plans to explore them in the future?

Dr Paul Weinzweig :
"Probably not. Since our work is currently confined to Cuba's deep territorial ocean waters. Ocean images recorded by aircraft would be in shallow waters accessible by human divers. Our expertise is in Deep Ocean Technology and investigation."

 

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