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Atlantic Shipwreck Graveyard May Be Key Habitat for Imperiled Sharks

Photographs taken by citizen scientist scuba divers show that female sand tiger sharks develop an affinity to certain shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina – a finding that could prove useful to conservation efforts. Read More >>

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Famed WW2 Aircraft Carrier Torpedoed in 1942 Found Miles Deep in Pacific Ocean

After 77 years, the wreck of the USS Hornet has finally been found, lying more than three miles deep in South Pacific waters. The storied aircraft carrier—sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1942 with the loss of 140 men— played a critical role during the Second World War, most famously in the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway. Read More >>

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World’s Oldest Intact Shipwreck Discovered at Bottom of Black Sea After 2,400 Years

A remarkably intact ancient Greek merchant ship from 2,400 years ago has been found at the bottom of the Black Sea. Read More >>

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Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave

Remember those World War II shipwrecks that mysteriously vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea? When they were found to be missing in 2016, it was heavily suspected that illegal salvagers exploded the ships and then looted them for metal. According to new reports, those metal scavengers also brought up the remains of Dutch and British sailors—and then unceremoniously dumped them into mass graves. Needless to say, officials here and in the Netherlands aren’t happy. Read More >>

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Norway’s Blasting A Ship Tunnel Through A Mile Of Rock To Save Sailors’ Lives

It was originally proposed in 1874, but after more than a hundred years of heated debate, a world-first ship tunnel is finally scheduled to be built through a mountain in Norway. Read More >>

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Two World War II Shipwrecks Mysteriously Vanished From the Bottom of the Ocean

A pair of warships lost during a historic 1942 naval battle have completely disappeared from their resting places at the bottom of the Java Sea. Large portions of a third ship are also missing. An international investigation has been launched in hopes of solving this bizarre maritime mystery. Read More >>

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Ancient Skeleton Uncovered at the Antikythera Shipwreck

Marine archaeologists have found the partial remains of a 2,000-year-old skeleton while conducting an excavation at the Antikythera shipwreck, the famous site that yielded the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism. Incredibly, the ancient remains could still contain traces of DNA. Read More >>

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Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 168-Year-Old Ship in the Arctic Sea

An arctic research mission claims that it’s discovered the HMS Terror, one of two Franklin Expedition ships that sunk during a doomed attempt to traverse the Northwest Passage. Incredibly, the 168-year-old wreck would probably not have been found if it weren’t for information provided by an indigenous crew member. Read More >>

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Sunken British Submarine Found Off the Coast of Denmark

On April 10, 1940, British submarine HMS Tarpon and its crew of 50 were sent to Norway to intercept Nazi merchant vessels. They were was never heard from again. Now, after 76 years, the sub has finally been found. An investigation of the remarkably well preserved vessel shows it didn’t go down without a fight. Read More >>

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Shipwreck Hunters Bag an Amazing Discovery at the Bottom of a Lake

A group of retirees-cum-shipwreck-hunters have discovered the remains of the Washington, an 18th-century trading vessel that sank to the bottom of Lake Ontario 1803. The 53-foot (16m) sloop is the second largest shipwreck to ever be found in the Great Lakes. Read More >>

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Divers Discover a Tub of Cheese in a 17th-Century Shipwreck

An on-going excavation of a Swedish warship sunk in the 17th century recently yielded quite the haul. The newly found treasure includes gold coins, a diamond ring, and a 340-year-old pot of cheese. Truly, the ocean is full of wonders. Read More >>

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This Massive Shipwreck Graveyard is Way Bigger Than Scientists Thought

An underwater survey off the coast of Greece has uncovered a massive cache of wrecked ships, sunk over a span of more than 2,000 years. And researchers just keep finding more and more to add to that tally. Read More >>

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Uncovering a 500-Year-Old Shipwreck From the Age of Exploration

Five-hundred years after it sank to the bottom of the Arabian Sea, researchers believe they’ve found the Esmerelda, a ship in Vasco da Gama’s fleet during his second voyage to India. The excavation has so far yielded over 2,800 artefacts. Read More >>

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Exquisitely Preserved 17th Century Dress Recovered From Shipwreck

Marine archaeologists working off the coast of Holland have recovered a remarkable trove of well-preserved artefacts from a ship that sank nearly 400 years ago. Among the items is a beautiful silken gown that likely belonged to royalty. Read More >>

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Sunken Ship Worth Billions Discovered Off Colombian Coast

A Spanish galleon sunk in the Caribbean 300 years ago with an exceptionally valuable cargo has been discovered near the port city of Cartagena, Colombia. Called the San Jose, the ship is rumoured to contain gold, silver, and jewellery worth an estimated £2.65 to £11.2 billion. Read More >>