As far as I know, no Carolina Bays have ever before been identified outside of the United States, so this could be a huge discovery!
I think these Australian ellipses could bolster my theory that the Carolina Bays were blasted into the ground during a magnetic reversal.
So, Australia readers, what do we have here?
Does anyone know anything about these ellipses?
Are they lakes?
Are they shallow?
Are they deep?
How wide are they? (I can't tell from the photo.)
Do they have raised rims around the edges?
What color is the soil around the edges?
Is radioactivity higher than normal there?
According to the satellite photo there's a road leading to one of them.
Has anyone been there?
How far north of Albany would you guess they are?
Phil found the photo - dated 26 Sep 2010 - on NASA's MODIS website here:
See interactive map here:
If you have Google Earth, you can zoom in on these elliptical depressions for yourself. Just copy and paste these coordinates:
34° 15' 34.49"S, 117° 42' 08.49"E.
(That's a fair distance SE of Perth, and closer to Albany. Actually, it's NNW of Albany, and almost straight north of Mt. Barker.)
See more about the Carolina Bays here: