The first major expedition in nearly 15 years reveals extensive decay and collapse.
Bits of paper recovered from wreckage off the North Carolina coast reveal heart-pounding prose.
Underwater video offers a stunning tour inside the wreckage of a freighter that sank in 1884.
The findings included an extremely rare "Indio" coin used for trade with India.
"It makes you wonder what else is hidden and underneath our ground here."
Although it is so close to us, the deep ocean is a place we know very little about. We have better maps of Mars, hundreds
It's the graveyard of out-of-luck sailors and sea captains whose ships lie in shallow waters off some of the world's harshest terrain. It's desolate, but beautiful. Many of the wrecks are completely destroyed by the sun and salty sea air, but a few are visible and can be seen up close.
An emergency situation requires an emergency solution. To stop the shipwrecks and the drownings in the Mediterranean (2,500 dead migrants since January), let's put the presumed refugees, or "would-be refugees" as described by the British press, in planes directly to Europe.
The gold comes from a Spanish fleet that sank in a storm in 1715.
The Tierra Firme fleet and the New Spain fleet carried an estimated 16 million pesos' worth of precious metals to Spain from
A series of deadly shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea has claimed the lives of hundreds of migrants who tried to reach Europe
We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.
Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.
Dr. Cemal Pulak (far left) oversees the removal of a plank from one of the ships, galley YK 2, in August 2006. "It is through