“I’ve heard of the blue holes all over Andros,” I add, “both in the ocean and on land. They lead to a vast labyrinth of caves under the island. They’re a favorite with divers, but divers are usually limited to a certain depth, and they go much deeper. It would make a good hiding place for the artifact the Dracans stole.”
“Is it possible that the artifact is causing the problems we’ve been seeing on the news?” Analiese asks.
Mom says, “Last week, Hurricane Alphonse was the earliest named storm in known history to form in the Atlantic. It started north of here, though still in the Bermuda Triangle, so there’s no evidence of the storm on this island. January third is far too early for a hurricane. Something is throwing the balance of the ocean off.”
“Not to mention the poor dolphins and whales that have increasingly beached themselves and died recently. Just last week fifty bottlenose dolphins stranded themselves on Miami Beach. It’s happened two other times since October, in north Florida and southern Georgia. Scientists think something is destroying their echolocation abilities,” Sequoia adds,
“I’ll bet the government is testing acoustical weapons.” I had done some research on government experiments when I first heard of marine mammals stranding themselves on beaches in California. It happened rarely until recently. Three times in three months can’t be natural.
“It’s possible,” Dad stands up and stretches. “It’s also possible that the sounds that are interfering with their echolocation are made by an artifact.”
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