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How many shipwrecks are there in the world?


PortandTerminal.com, September 11, 2019 In all, it’s estimated that, beneath Earth’s waters, there are 3 million shipwrecks. The oldest include 10,000-year-old canoes while the newest are 21st-century shipwrecks like the Indonesian bulker that sank 18 days ago and has yet to be found. It is estimated that less than one percent of the world’s shipwrecks have even been explored. Most …

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Mystery 200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf of Mexico

PortandTerminal.com, May 30, 2019 Researchers testing equipment in the Gulf of Mexico inadvertently discovered the 200-year-old wreckage of a ship earlier this month The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer discovered a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico while testing a new remotely operated vehicle. The team aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Okeanos Explorer found the impressive wreck when they were …

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