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I wonder how many of these we will find in 2016...At the bottom of the Arabian Sea, a 500-year-old shipwreck from the fleet of Vasco da Gama:
Standing atop the rugged, barren peak of Al-Hallaniyah Island, eyeing the blue-gray Arabian Sea as it lashed the rocky coast below, David Mearns tried to transport himself back 500 years.
The sky was dark with storm clouds, the sea a raging, surging maelstrom. Two ships, heedlessly anchored on the exposed northern side of the island, were whipped about by the winds and waves, stretching their moorings to the breaking point. Once adrift, the wooden vessels were driven twoard shore and bashed against the rocks. One got close enough to the beach for its crew to escape before it broke apart completely. The other splintered and sank in deep water, dragging everyone onboard, including its captain, to the bottom of the sea.
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Another fascinating find in Netherlands that has been raised - a 500 year old merchant ship. Divers discovered it a few years ago while working on a construction project. The ship will be moved to a museum for preservation.
I have always wondered how big a Great White Shark could get. Looks like what was once considered just a myth in the movie JAWS has now become a reality.
What an unreal find. I wonder how much more shipwreck treasure there still is under the sea...
Not enjoying the cold right now? Then head to the Florida keys where it has been a nice 75 degrees and sunny lately. I love diving and snorkling there and one of my favorite spots is Christ of the Abyss shown below.
Enjoy a couple more tidbits about the Keys...
The Florida Keys consist of over 1,700 islands covering almost 138 square miles in the southeastern United States. The word "Key" originates from the Spanish word Cayo meaning small island. The Keys are in the subtropics located between 24 and 25 degrees North Latitude with the southern tip of Key West just 94 miles from Cuba.