Gallery: Lost in the Bermuda Triangle

Murky Depths

Caribbean shipwreck discovered by NOAA

(Image credit: NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Biogeography | TimBattista | NickPrzyuski)

Retrieving sunken planes and ships from the Bermuda Triangle is especially difficult because it is home to the Puerto Rico Trench, which reaches depths of about 30,100 feet (9,200 meters) and is the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean. Crafts that sink to such low points are seldom seen again. This underwater photo shows an unidentified Caribbean shipwreck discovered by NOAA oceanography researchers on April 1, 2011.

Remy Melina was a staff writer for Live Science from 2010 to 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Hofstra University where she graduated with honors.