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  • Deep Sea Trawling Devastates Shipwrecks of "Alien Deep"

    07/20/2013 4:50:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 16, 2012 | Amy Bucci
    Dr. Mike Brennan: Unfortunately, on the E/V Nautilus expeditions, we have seen that many of the wrecks in the Aegean and Black Seas are heavily damaged by trawling activity. For example, one shipwreck, Eregli E, is the most trawled shipwreck in the Black Sea based upon scatter and damage to the artifacts and surrounding seabed. When we found it last year we saw that it was really damaged. The site had been so disturbed, it uncovered materials from beneath the sediment, including human bones. The bones had been preserved in the mud, but then had been ripped out by trawls...