Photos: Shipwrecks of the Deep Sea

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Pirates or Privateers?

Credit: Ocean Exploration Trust/Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University
Archaeologists are remotely exploring three mysterious shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. The wrecks are likely 200 years old, based on the artifacts littering…Read More »

the deep seafloor. The researchers hope to determine whether the ships sunk together or separately, and whether they were pirates, privateers or government-owned. Privateers were privately-owned ships authorized by government letter to attack other vessels during wartime. Here are some of the amazing photos collected during the exploration.   Less «
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