05 July 2010

deepwater horizon oil catastrophe: historic gulf shipwrecks threatened


TIMBALIER ISLANDS, La. – Not just flora and fauna are getting caked in oil. So is the Gulf of Mexico's barnacled history of pirates, sea battles and World War II shipwrecks.

The Gulf is lined with wooden shipwrecks, American-Indian shell midden mounds, World War II casualties, pirate colonies, historic hotels and old fishing villages.

Researchers now fear this treasure seeker's dream is threatened by BP PLC's deepwater well blowout. ~ read more

minerals management service's web site for gulf shipwrecks
see also
deepwater horizon oil catastrophe 2010
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