Shipwrecks Posing Threat to US Waters Hold Many Unknowns

Shipwrecks Posing Threat to US Waters Hold Many Unknowns

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Dozens of shipwrecks scattered along America’s coasts are thought to be holding oil and certainly will start leaking someday as corrosion eats away at their tanks…

Read Full Article, Miami Herald

NOAA Report Examines National Oil Pollution Threat From Shipwrecks, NOAA (05-23-2013)
NOAA presented to the U.S. Coast Guard a new report that finds that 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. seafloor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation’s coastal marine resources…

Derelict Boats Are Subject of Survey, Coastal Review Online (08-17-2015)

Breaking Bad on the Beach, NASA / Earth Observatory (09-28-2014)
Tens of thousands of ships ply the world’s oceans, bays, and rivers. But what happens when those ships have become too old or too expensive to operate? In most cases, they end up on the shores of Asia…literally.

Chittagong Beach Ship Breaking Yards, Bangladesh, Guardian UK (Uploaded 05-05-2012)

Worldwide Ship Traffic Up 300 Percent Since 1992, AGU (11-29-2014)

An Ancient Beach With Modern Subway Cars- 16 Fathoms Down To Take This Train; By Art Trembanis, Nicole Raineault & Carter DuVal
Over 900 New York City subway cars sit on the seafloor, just 16.5 nautical miles (19 mi) from the Delaware shore.These subway cars are part of an artificial reef, known as the Redbird reef (after the line of subway car) that have been placed on the seafloor since 2001…

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