The Stril Explorer
What they found was both surprising and fascinating: Lying on the seafloor were more than 40 shipwrecks from various time periods.
A remote explorer
Ottoman Black Sea Wreck
Medieval Black Sea Wreck
Byzantine Black Sea Wreck
An Ottoman-Era wreck model overlaid with an image of the ROV Supporter. The ROV took thousands of high-resolution photographs of each wreck to document their positions on the sea floor without disturbing them.
"Using the latest 3D recording technique for underwater structures, we’ve been able to capture some astonishing images without disturbing the sea bed," University of Southampton archaeologist Jon Adams said in a statement. "We are now among the very best exponents of this practice methodology and certainly no-one has achieved models of this completeness on shipwrecks at these depths."