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The mysterious case of an island that ‘vanished’ in the Gulf of Mexico

Isla Bermeja, only noticed missing in 2008, may have cost Mexico millions in oil revenue.

First appearing in a Spanish compendium of all the islands of the world in 1539, Bermeja has flummoxed sailors, fishermen and politicians since it seemingly vanished from the ocean around the turn of the 21st century.

  • Shannon Collins
  • Mexico News Daily

22°33’N, 91°22’W.

Take a boat to these coordinates and you are almost certain to find nothing but empty water and open skies despite the fact that, dating back to the 16th century, this phantom islet in the Gulf of Mexico was clearly…

Isla Bermeja’s dematerialization only became apparent over the course of negotiations between the…

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