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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

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Misfit
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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Post by Misfit » Sun November 13th, 2016, 12:11 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/scien ... p=cur&_r=0
The medieval ship lay more than a half-mile down at the bottom of the Black Sea, its masts, timbers and planking undisturbed in the darkness for seven or eight centuries. Lack of oxygen in the icy depths had ruled out the usual riot of creatures that feast on sunken wood.
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Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun November 13th, 2016, 7:00 pm

Oo, very cool! I expect we'll start seeing more as they get to the contents of the ships. Thanks for posting!

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Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Post by Madeleine » Mon November 14th, 2016, 9:33 am

Yes fascinating.
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Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Post by Lisa » Tue November 15th, 2016, 10:09 am

Nice!

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Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Post by Misfit » Wed November 16th, 2016, 12:26 am

Lisa wrote:Nice!
Isn't that just too cool?
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Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Post by Vanessa » Wed November 16th, 2016, 12:24 pm

That's very interesting. Thanks, Misfit.
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