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Historic ‘Ghost Ships’ Discovered Near Golden Gate Bridge – Video

A remote controlled, underwater robot has started to explore the sunken shipwrecks off the coast of San Francisco in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Experts believe that there are over 300 shipwrecks at the bottom of the ocean in the 13 hundred square mile area.

A remote controlled, underwater robot has started to explore the sunken shipwrecks off the coast of San Francisco in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

Experts believe that there are over 300 sunken vessels at the bottom of the 13 hundred square mile area of ocean.

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration embarked on a five-day expedition to document four of the shipwrecks, which marks the beginning of a two year archaeological survey.

Because of the treacherous conditions including fog, strong winds, and dangerous rocks, many shipwrecks happened around there, particularly before the advent of sonar and other technologies.
James Delgado, project leader and director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Maritime Heritage Program is quoted as saying: “We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of the ocean off San Francisco.”

Among the initial discoveries was the sonar detection of the ship named Noonday, which reportedly sank in the year 1863.

Although the ship was buried in sediment, their equipment was able to accurately indicate the location of the wreckage.

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