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  • New find to guage exact age of ancient Dwarka

    06/05/2007 1:40:42 PM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies · 743+ views
    NEW DELHI: The exact age of Dwarka, the ancient submerged city off Gujarat coast, can now finally be determined. In a major breakthrough, archaeologists have excavated from the ruins of Dwarka a wooden block that promises to solve the mystery about the exact age of the submerged city believed by many to belong to Lord Krishna. "Now that we have found wood, we are confident of dating the excavations. We will know exactly how old is this submerged city," Alok Tripathi, Superindenting Archaeologist of the Underwater Archaeology Wing of the Archaeological Survey of India. Archaeologists will now use the carbon...
  • Aussie boffin lives 12 days underwater on algae-generated oxygen (Self-confessed "nutcase")

    04/18/2007 10:07:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 564+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian scientist emerged unscathed Wednesday after spending 12 days in an underwater capsule where he had to create his own oxygen with algae and generate electricity on an exercise bike. Self-confessed "nutcase" Lloyd Godson lived at the bottom of a flooded quarry in a yellow steel capsule measuring just nine square metres to demonstrate how a closed ecological system can work. Godson admitted suffering mild cabin fever during his time in the underwater tank, which used a revolutionary Israeli-developed "Biocoil" system to generate oxygen from algae soaked with the 27-year-old's urine. "It's nice to feel the...
  • Plans for an Underwater Express[DARPA Research][100-Knot Submarine]

    04/03/2007 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Dacb · 23 replies · 982+ views
    Military.com ^ | 02 April 2007 | Norman Polmar
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Office (DARPA) has initiated an underwater express program to "demonstrate stable and controllable high‑speed underwater transport through supercavitation. The intent is to determine the feasibility for supercavitation technology to enable a new class of high‑speed underwater craft for future littoral missions that could involve the transport of high‑value cargo and/or small units of personnel. The program will investigate and resolve critical technological issues associated with the physics of supercavitation and will culminate in a credible demonstration a significant scale to prove that a supercavitating underwater craft is controllable at speeds up to 100 knots." Such...
  • HOMEOWNERS ARE GOING UNDERWATER AS LOANS PASS HOME VALUES

    11/11/2006 9:41:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 59 replies · 1,792+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12 November 2006 | Holden Lewis
    Work with lender as soon as possible to avoid owing more than your house is worth. Sunday, November 12, 2006 In the next couple of years, a combination of rising mortgage interest rates and falling or slow-growing home value could plunge thousands of homeowners underwater. Being underwater means owing more than the house is worth. It's an especially risky situation for people with interest-only mortgages and pay-option adjustable-rate mortgages because they don't build equity unless they choose to. Some might be able to refinance or get through hard times by living frugally. Others will have to sell their houses. Still...
  • Scientists Seek Indian History Underwater[North America]

    11/07/2006 1:28:01 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 55 replies · 2,060+ views
    The Day ^ | Joe Wojtas
    Mashantuckets, Ballard To Explore Ancient Coastline They are questions that have intrigued scientists, archaeologists and historians for centuries: When did Native Americans first arrive on the North American continent, and where did they settle? Now, Robert Ballard, president of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium, and Kevin McBride, research director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, and other researchers hope to answer that question. On Wednesday, Ballard, McBride and Dwight Coleman, the IFE's research director, outlined plans for a multiyear expedition to chart the location of ancient coastlines now underwater, identify sites of Native American settlements and find artifacts to...
  • Underwater Landslides Tallied Near Puerto Rico

    07/11/2006 2:57:55 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 397+ views
    Science News ^ | 7-11-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Underwater landslides tallied near Puerto Rico Sid Perkins An oceanographic survey off the northern coast of Puerto Rico has found remnants of many past underwater landslides, a handful of which were large enough to have caused deadly tsunamis. Although most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, a small percentage of the destructive waves are triggered by seafloor slumping (SN: 3/6/04, p. 152: http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040306/bob8.asp). Sonar revealed the landslide remnants off Puerto Rico, says Uri S. ten Brink, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, Mass. He and his colleagues report their findings in the June 16 Geophysical Research Letters....
  • Divers Begin Search For Underwater 'Atlantis' (China)

    06/23/2006 2:12:37 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 679+ views
    China Daily ^ | 6-17-2006 | Wu Chong
    Divers begin search for underwater 'Atlantis' By Wu Chong (China Daily) Updated: 2006-06-17 05:56 YUXI, YUNNAN: Ten divers began a seven-day search for a possible underwater "Atlantis" on Friday in the Fuxian Lake near Kunming, the second-deepest freshwater pool in the country. Local diver Geng Wei first told of a large ancient city in the lake eight years ago, thought to span 2.4 square kilometres. Geng claimed to have seen lots of square boulders more than 1.4 square metres in size, either piled or scattered deep underwater. In 2001, the local government launched the first large exploration of the lake,...
  • Massive underwater volcano discovered off Sicily

    06/22/2006 9:19:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 701+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/06 | Phil Stewart
    ROME (Reuters) - An underwater volcano with a base larger than Washington D.C. has been discovered just off the shores of Sicily, a scientist with Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology said on Thursday. The volcanic structure, which incorporates peaks previously thought to be separate volcanoes, was named Empedocles after the Greek philosopher who named the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water. Legend has it that the philosopher died by throwing himself into Mount Etna, the nearby Sicilian volcano. Giovanni Lanzafame, who works at the institute and led the research, said Empedocles was at least 400...
  • Navy Submarine Makes First Launch of Underwater Glider

    11/23/2005 5:17:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,454+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | Chief Journalist (SW/AW) David Rush
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- In a first for the U.S. Navy, an underwater glider was launched with the aid of Navy divers from the Dry Deck Shelter aboard USS Buffalo (SSN 715) Nov. 14. The glider is a uniquely mobile network component capable of moving to specific locations and depths and gathering various information, which is transmitted on a predetermined interval when it surfaces to computers via a built-in satellite phone. Our interest in the submarine force has been to use these to characterize the ocean, explained Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Cross, Pacific Submarine Force oceanographer. Theyre equipped with sensors...
  • Hong Kong Underwater Wedding package program - HK$109,999 US$14,182

    11/12/2005 9:23:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 774+ views
    Yahoo Photos | 11/12/05 | AP
    A couple of models participate in a promotion of underwater wedding package at Ocean park in Hong Kong Friday, Nov, 11, 2005. Ocean Park, one of the hot spots for tourists here, unveils underwater wedding package program which prices HK$109,999 (US$14,182).
  • Divers get cultural signposts

    10/27/2005 4:34:17 AM PDT · by Kurt_Hectic · 2 replies · 233+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 27 Oct 2005, 12:57 | Cato Guhnfeldt, Translator: Jonathan Tisdall
    Norway's Directorate for Cultural Heritage has begun a unique program of setting up signs to highlight historical landmarks - underwater. About 30 shipwrecks in southern Norway will get the familiar preservation sign from the directorate, to help divers appreciate - and respect - some of the country's less obvious attractions. On Thursday the first sign, bearing the familiar pretzel-shaped landmark logo, will go up near a shipwreck in Vest-Agder County in southern Norway. The signs are built of acid-resistant steel and titanium to resist saltwater and other sea problems. Signs will be placed at depths of 10-30 meters (33-98 feet),...
  • "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"

    09/09/2005 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Kay · 36 replies · 2,876+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 9/9/05 | Janice On RUSH show
    Janice, an African American woman, age 55, is all fired up against the Democrats in Louisiana. Said "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"
  • Canadian director out to solve Titanic mystery

    07/25/2005 12:11:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 383+ views
    London Free Press ^ | 2005-07-23 | JOHN MCKAY
    TORONTO -- Live from the Titanic, it's Sunday night. Tomorrow night, Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron plans to take TV viewers on a live tour of the ill-fated ocean liner from its resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic, where it sank nearly a century ago in one of history's most notorious marine disasters. Last week, Cameron was in a Los Angeles editing suite putting together pre-taped sequences from the latest of the 30 expedition dives he's taken to the Titanic site over the last decade. He was then going to fly back to the site to do more...
  • Eerie recording captures sound of tsunami

    07/24/2005 11:29:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 4 replies · 814+ views
    LiveScience.com/MSNBC ^ | July 22, 2005 | Robert Roy Britt
    Underwater microphones pick up dull, deadly roar in Indian Ocean---- Sound from last December's huge tsunami-causing earthquake was picked up by underwater microphones designed to listen for nuclear explosions.Scientists this week released an audio file of the frighteningly long-lasting cracks and splits along the Sumatra-Andaman Fault in the Indian Ocean. The spine-tingling hiss and rumble is an eerie reminder of the devastation and death that is still being tallied in the largest natural disaster in modern times. At least 200,000 people are thought to have died as a result of the magnitude-9.3 earthquake, the tsunami, and the lack of food,...
  • Update on the Underwater City off the Coast of Cuba.

    07/21/2005 8:49:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies · 15,622+ views
    Translated from Diario de Yucatan ^ | Translated from Diario de Yucatan, July 10, 2005. | By Hernn Casares Camera
    New National Geographic/Zelitsky Expedition to Cuba "Underwater City" Site Planned-- Page 27 By Hernn Casares Camera Thanks to: Donald Raab The Russian-Canadian oceanographer Paulina Zelitsky reveals that likely, next autumn, between October and November, she will lead a new expedition, from the Port of Progress, to finish the work that could not be concluded last year at the suspected site of a lost underwater city near Cuba; to map the area and to make a hi-resolution film of the location. National Geographic will finance most of the trip. For several months the team has been readying a specially equipped ship...
  • Rescue Divers Uncover Bodies, Underwater Crime Scenes

    07/11/2005 2:10:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,099+ views
    Beacon Journal ^ | Sat, Jul. 09, 2005
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - As he combed the murky depths of the Scioto River, Ed Schillig wondered how he would find the 21-year-old man's body. "Am I going to bump into him? Is he going to press against my mask?" said the six-year veteran of Franklin County's dive-rescue team, recalling the assignment on June 4. Eventually, Schillig's hand brushed the torso of David Roller, who had fallen out of a boat about three hours earlier. "It's a personal experience, because there's no one else there," Schillig said. Dive teams are expecially busy in the summer, when people flock to waterways throughout...
  • Archaeologists Make Major Find...Underwater (Belize)

    07/08/2005 2:31:59 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,687+ views
    News5 Belize ^ | 7-8-2005 | Janelle Chanona
    Archaeologists make major discovery... underwater When most people think about Mayan archaeology they imagine excavations in royal tombs or trenches cut into tree covered mounds. Few of us would expect that a significant find could be made underwater... particularly in a swamp. But Belizean archaeology is a many-faceted field, as the presentations at this year's Archaeology Symposium, now underway in San Ignacio, amply reveal. Among the updates to last year's reports is a startling discovery made by a team from Louisiana State University. It is a find unlike any in all of the Meso-American world, and it was made right...
  • China begins trial exploration of first offshore coal mine in E. China

    06/20/2005 7:40:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 531+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 06/19/05
    China begins trial exploration of first offshore coal mine in E. China Energy-thirsty China Saturday started exploration of its first offshore coal mine, in eastern Shandong Province. Experts with the Shandong Longkuang Group said the underwater coal mine, located about five kilometers away from the coast of Longkou city in eastern Shandong, has a proven reserve of 1.29 billion tons of coal. It is the first offshore coal mine in China. According to the company, the first phrase of digging will be done at the field 350 meters below sea level, stretching 150 meters. The deposit there is expected to...
  • Breathing Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

    06/05/2005 4:49:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 4,426+ views
    Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends ^ | 6/1/05 | Roland Piquepaille
    Breathing Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks IsraCast is a Jerusalem-based multimedia network and one of its reporters just wrote an article about a dream come true, "Like a Fish: Revolutionary Underwater Breathing System." An Israeli inventor, Alan-Izhar Bodner, "has developed a breathing apparatus that will allow breathing underwater without the assistance of oxygen tanks." This invention is based on how fish are breathing, picking the air which is dissolved in the water. Right now, a prototype has been built which uses rechargeable batteries and which will allow for one hour of diving time. But don't run to your diving store...
  • Urban Legend making rounds on internet, "Stunning Iceberg Photo," exposed on Snopes.com

    04/22/2005 5:16:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 2,143+ views
    SNOPES.COM ^ | JULY 2, 2001 | Snopes.com Webmaster
    Claim: A Newfoundland rig manager snapped an underwater photograph of an enormous iceberg. Status: False. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001] "This is an amazing shot. This came from a Rig Manager for Global Marine Drilling in St. Johns, Newfoundland. They actually have to divert the path of these things away from the rig by towing them with ships! Anyway, in this particular case the water was calm & the sun was almost directly overhead so that the diver was able to get into the water and click this pic. They estimated the weight at 300,000,000 tons." Origins: Charming story,...
  • Scientists Interrupt Search for the “Mayan Atlantis" in the Caribbean.

    03/30/2005 2:16:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies · 3,740+ views
    Cuban Newpaper: GRANMA ^ | November 2004 / FR Post 3-30-05 | Editorial Staff
    Scientists Interrupt Search for the Mayan Atlantis" in the Caribbean. Cuban Newpaper: GRANMA Mexico City, November 6, 2004 Forwarded by David Drewelow This story updates this prior story . - A group of scientists searching for a hypothetical Mayan Atlantis" found a pyramid of 35 meters under the waters of the Caribbean, but it had to interrupt the mission due to technical problems, as reported by the Mexican newspaper Millenium, today. After 25 days of work in the sea, near the southwestern end of Cuba, the investigations deeper than 500 meters had to be abandoned due to problems with the...
  • Homo Sapiens:Scientist plunges into work creating deep-sea probes(300km trip on the sea bottom)

    03/26/2005 7:23:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 531+ views
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 03/26/05 | TOSHIHIDE UEDA
    Homo Sapiens:Scientist plunges into work creating deep-sea probes 03/26/2005 By TOSHIHIDE UEDA,The Asahi Shimbun Developing a robot that can independently quarry the secrets of the deep sea is Taro Aoki's dream. For now, the closest he has come is the ``Urashima,'' an autonomous underwater vehicle developed by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. Aoki, 57, is the program director for the Urashima, which takes its name from a traditional Japanese folk-tale character who rode a sea turtle and visited a deep-sea castle. The real Urashima is loaded with state-of-the-art technology. Cable-less and unmanned,...
  • Five-star luxury on the ocean floor: undersea hotel planned in the Bahamas

    02/24/2005 11:52:20 AM PST · by Sax · 10 replies · 746+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/24/05 | AFP
    Five-star luxury on the ocean floor: undersea hotel planned in the Bahamas 2 hours, 23 minutes ago Offbeat - AFP MIAMI (AFP) - Anyone willing to dish out 1,500 dollars a night might soon get a chance to come face to face with sharks from the comfort of an undersea hotel room a Florida entrepreneur plans to build in the Bahamas. AFP/DDP/File Photo "People who are interested in experiencing something they can't find anywhere else in the world will find it a real bargain," says Bruce Jones who heads the 40-million-dollar project. To date, there is only one such underwater...
  • Underwater Arrowheads, Tools Dazzle Maritime Historians (Mi'kmaq - 8,000 YO)

    02/20/2005 11:24:20 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 1,250+ views
    CBC ^ | 2-17-2005
    Underwater arrowheads, tools dazzle Maritime historians Last Updated Thu, 17 Feb 2005 15:28:09 EST CBC News HALIFAX - Archaeologists are showing off a treasure trove they call one of the most significant discoveries of Mi'kmaq artifacts in Nova Scotia. Hundreds of arrowheads and tools, some 8,000 years old, were discovered last summer along the Mersey River, near Kejimkujik National Park in the southwest region of the province. Workers from Nova Scotia Power were doing repairs to generating stations on the river. As water levels dropped in some areas, the riverbed was exposed for the first time since dams were built...
  • Archaeologists find signs of ancient advertisements from Sassanid era

    08/21/2004 2:34:39 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 28 replies · 1,269+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | August 21 2004 | Anon
    TEHRAN (MNA) -- During the latest season of excavations of the northern gate of Takht-e Suleiman, an ancient Zoroastrian fire temple located in northwestern Iran, the stamps of two seals were discovered which indicate that objects entered Takht-e Suleiman from other regions with special tags attached to them which seem to be advertisements. They signify that an early form of advertising was being practiced during the Sassanid era (224-642 C.E.), Yusef Moradi, the head of the excavation team, said on Friday. The team began its excavations in early August and found the stamps of two seals at the upper levels...
  • Ancient Persian fleet surrenders it's mysteries

    08/21/2004 1:17:11 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 2,133+ views
    New Zealand News ^ | 8/21/04 | SIMON COLLINS
    Secrets of an ancient Persian armada sunk off the coast of Greece 2500 years ago are being dredged up by modern archaeologists. A team from Greece, Canada and the United States has just completed a second expedition to retrieve artefacts from 300 ships of the Persian King Darius that were wrecked in a storm off the Mt Athos Peninsula, northern Greece, in 492BC or 493BC. Aucklanders will be among the first to hear the results today when three of the expedition leaders present their findings in a free public lecture at Auckland University. In two trips so far, last October...
  • "Kerry's Purple Heart Lie" FACT SHEET. Simple, concise.

    08/08/2004 11:25:51 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 59 replies · 5,004+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/8/2004 | IPWGOP
    click on purple heart to see my webpage of Kerry's Purple Heart Lie.It's simple, consise, you can send it's URL to email folks, or print it out and post it in public places...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 23-30, 2004: Undersea asphalt volcanoes

    05/27/2004 9:25:58 AM PDT · by cogitator · 6 replies · 520+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | May 14, 2004 | NPR
    Scientists exploring the deep sea in the Gulf of Mexico have discovered seeps that resemble a paved road. Seeps are places where oil and other hydrocarbons bubble up from under the seabed. But these seeps, discovered by researchers with Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, are covered in asphalt. The seeps were found along salt domes that lie about two miles down in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Deep sea cameras revealed about 20 salt domes that had collapsed or broken apart. Along the edges were large patches of asphalt, or hardened tar. Scientists photographed them and took samples;...
  • Underwater Travel Takes Wing

    03/03/2004 1:00:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 360+ views
    Wired ^ | 3/3/04 | David Snow
    <p>The U.S. Navy plans to begin testing a prototype for an unmanned underwater glider with a flying-wing design in March, according to the Office of Naval Research, which funds the project.</p> <p>If successful, tests of the Flying Wing Underwater Glider could lead to a new generation of gliders that researchers expect to be the largest and fastest to date. They would be capable of traveling thousands of miles under ocean waves, quietly conducting surveillance and gathering data for military and civilian purposes, researchers said. "Gliders have the potential of providing long-endurance mobile platforms for employing sensors," said Thomas Franklin Swean Jr., team leader for Ocean Engineering and Marine Systems Science and Technology at the Office of Naval Research, which has spent $500,000 on the project so far. "The endurance is measured in months rather than hours or days."</p>
  • New astonishing finds in Aboukir!

    01/30/2004 6:53:55 AM PST · by vannrox · 3 replies · 697+ views
    Hilti Foundation ^ | Mission Report 2003 (FR post 24 JAN 04) | Editorial Staff - Franck Goddio
    Alexandria, January 2004. The 2003 joint Aboukir Bay research mission of the Department of Underwater Archaeology of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM) led by Franck Goddio has brought to light scientific results of great historic interest. On the site of the sunken city of Heracleion, discovered in May 2001, archaeological excavations performed around the temple of Heracles have enabled to define the topography of the surroundings of the sanctuary. In this monument a cult to the supreme pharaohnic deity Amon and to his son Konshu (respectively Zeus and Heracles for the Greeks)...
  • The Atlantis between Spain and Morocco. The Expedition Revealing discoveries.

    10/30/2003 12:36:28 PM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 20 replies · 16,570+ views
    The Atlantis between Spain and Morocco Revealing discoveries Expedition: "The Ibero-Marroqui Atlantis '" By Maria Fdez-Valmayor A Scientific Expedition has started off at the end of this summer for the area of the Straits of Gibraltar in search of possible ruins of the well-known civilization like Atlantis by Plato. According to the project? Atlantis Ibero-Moroccan, between the coasts of southwest of the Iberian Peninsula and the northwest of Africa evidences of cities or submerged coastal villages of the Age of the Bronze would have to be, that could belong to the Island or Peninsula of Atlantis. The expedition...
  • Stone Age Settlements Found Underwater In Britain

    09/11/2003 11:37:31 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 269+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9-11-2003
    Stone Age Settlements Found Underwater in Britain Thu Sep 11, 5:38 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists have stumbled across the first underwater evidence of Stone Age settlements in Britain. Missed Tech Tuesday? Become a Wireless Whiz -- get connected in every room and secure your wireless network in six steps A team from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England say they found flint artifacts including tools and arrowheads off the coast near Tynemouth during a training session to prepare them for dive searches elsewhere. They say the items pinpoint two sites dating as far back as...
  • Al Qaeda Plans Underwater Attack

    08/27/2003 11:43:52 AM PDT · by flamefront · 126 replies · 489+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Aug 2003 | Charles Smith
    According to the U.S. agency charged with protecting America, Al Quaeda terrorists may be planning an attack from under water. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin warning that terrorists may attack American ships or ports using scuba divers. The "Swimmer Attack Indicators and Protective Measures" bulletin was issued on August 22, 2003. The bulletin advised "the maritime industry and owners and operators of maritime facilities of a number of incidents of suspicious activity and possible surveillance of maritime facilities around the U.S. over the past few months." The bulletin, issued to ship owners, port managers and...
  • China builds "underwater palace"

    02/14/2003 1:21:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 4 replies · 314+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | 2003-02-14 03:00:49 | Editorial Staff
    CHONGQING, Feb. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- The Chinese government launched an unprecedented "underwater palace" project Thursday in a bid to protect Baiheliang, the world's oldest water survey device which will be submerged once the Three Gorges reservoir is filled. Shan Jixiang, director of the State Bureau of Cultural Relics, said that Baiheliang, an 1.6 km-long massive reef important for observing water level changes, will be covered by an elliptical transparent shield so visitors in the future can still see it. The massive project, which will cost 140 million yuan (16.9 million US dollars), is expected to be completed in 2005....
  • Archaeologists Find 127-year Old Shipwreck in Deep Gulf

    02/13/2003 1:42:24 PM PST · by vannrox · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Rig Zone ^ | MMS 2/11/2003 | Editorial Staff
    Archaeologists Find 127-year Old Shipwreck in Deep Gulf MMS2/11/2003URL: http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=5609Archaeologists working under contract to the Minerals Management Service have discovered the 1876 wreck of a wooden-hulled sailing ship in 1,300 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. The 190-ft long wreck was first reported to MMS, the Federal agency that manages offshore oil and gas development, as a "possible shipwreck" in a remote-sensing survey conducted for Shell Oil in the early 1980s. Its identification and historical significance were unknown until last week, when scientists from Texas A&M University (TAMU) visited the site as...
  • Shipwreck in the Gulf Clings Tenaciously to its Mysteries

    01/28/2003 12:34:32 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 819+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 28 2003 | By KENNETH CHANG
    January 28, 2003 Shipwreck in the Gulf Clings Tenaciously to its MysteriesBy KENNETH CHANG BOARD THE RYLAN T, off Louisiana Those who believe in ghosts might conclude that those aboard a shipwreck at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico do not want to be disturbed. For nearly two centuries, the ship has lain under a half-mile of water, forgotten until ExxonMobil, by infinitesimal chance, bisected it with an oil pipeline two years ago. Marine archaeologists at Texas A&M University saw it as an opportunity to use undersea technology to uncover maritime history. With robotic submarines able to...
  • Mystery of the Eltanin Antenna

    01/21/2003 4:27:46 PM PST · by vannrox · 99 replies · 1,799+ views
    Unknown Country ^ | 21-Jul-2001 | WHITLEY STRIEBER
    Mystery of the Eltanin Antenna 21-Jul-2001 Between 1962 and 1979 the NSF Polar Research Vessel Object Photographed by USNS Eltanin Eltanin surveyed Antarctic waters, studying the ocean and ocean bottom. In 1964, the ship photographed an unusual object at a depth of 13,500 feet. At the time, there was no submarine that could have carried a piece of technology to this depth. The object appears to be a pole rising from the ocean floor with twelve spokes radiating from it, each ending in a sphere. The spokes are at fifteen degree angles to each other. It is located approximately 1,000...
  • Archaeologists Announce Discovery Of Underwater Man-Made Wall (Very Old)

    11/26/2002 7:57:18 AM PST · by blam · 860 replies · 4,602+ views
    China Post ^ | 11-26-2002
    Archaeologists announce discovery of underwater man-made wall 2002/11/26 The China Post staff Underwater archaeologists yesterday announced the discovery of a man-made wall submerged under the waters of the Pescadores Islands that could be at least six and seven thousand years old. Steve Shieh, the head of the planning committee for the Taiwan Underwater Archaeology Institute, said the wall was discovered to the northwest of Tong-chi Island in the Pescadores towards the end of September. The stone wall, with an average height of one meter and a width of 50 centimeters, covers a distance of over 100 meters, Hsieh said. The...
  • In Cuban Depths, Atlantis or Anomaly?Images of Massive Stones!

    10/12/2002 8:38:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 377+ views
    Washington Post Foreign Service ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2002; Page A25 | By Kevin Sullivan
    THis is an excellent article. Unfortunately it is in the Washington Post. I posted it under "Breaking News" because many of us have been waiting for news about the Cuba events. This is hot off the presses. Please follow this link to view the article. WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE LINK
  • Photos and Videos of Pearl Harbor Japanese Mini-sub

    09/04/2002 12:03:35 PM PDT · by cogitator · 16 replies · 523+ views
    Japanese midget sub found!!
  • Very Detailed Update on the Undersea Discoveries off Cuba (Includes Photos!).

    08/19/2002 6:52:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 9,652+ views
    The Morien Institute ^ | May 28 2002 | Dr Paul Weinzweig
    Exclusive Morien Institute interview with - Dr Paul Weinzweig - Advanced Digital Communications Havana, Cuba On May 28 2002 National Geographic News reported on the many recent discoveries underwater on the coastal shelves around the world. The story focussed on the recent discovery of megalithic ruins some 2,200 ft below sea level off the coast of Cuba, interviewing geologist, Manuel Iturralde, the Director of Research at Cuba's Natural History Museum. He is the Consulting Geologist for the Canadian exploration company, Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), based in Havana, Cuba, which discovered the megalithic formations It has been suggested that what...
  • A 2nd July 2002 Update of the Undersea City off Cuba! - Involves National Geographic!

    08/12/2002 7:55:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies · 4,535+ views
    The Earth Files ^ | JULY 2002 | Paulina Zelitsky and Paul Weinzweig
    Update About Cuba Underwater Megalithic Research 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe A half mile down in the waters of Cabo de San Antoniooff the western tip of Cuba's Guanahacabibes marked by red X is a 20-kilometersquare area of clean, white sand punctuated by tall, megalithic stones or structures first reported in May 2001 by Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Havana, Cuba. "They (megalithic stones) are very unique structures. They really are not easy to understand and I do not have any easy explanation for them in a natural geological process." Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., Geologist, National Museum of...
  • Update on the "undersea ruins" off Cuba.

    08/12/2002 7:37:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 4,974+ views
    VAISHNAVA News FROM REUTERS ^ | CUBA, Dec 8 (VNN) | Author: Andrew Cawthorne
    Explorers View 'Lost City' Ruins Under Caribbean FROM REUTERS CUBA, Dec 8 (VNN) Author: Andrew Cawthorne HAVANA (Reuters) - Explorers using a miniature submarine to probe the sea floor off the coast of Cuba said on Thursday they had confirmed the discovery of stone structures deep below the ocean surface that may have been built by an unknown human civilization thousands of years ago. Researchers with a Canadian exploration company said they filmed over the summer ruins of a possible submerged ''lost city'' off the Guanahacabibes Peninsula on the Caribbean island's western tip. The researchers cautioned that they did...
  • Sound Test

    05/05/2002 3:49:39 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 5 replies · 247+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 5 2002 | JOHN M. MORAN
    The immediate political battle is over: Cross Sound Cable Co. is about to bury a 24-mile-long power line beneath Long Island Sound between New Haven and Brookhaven, N.Y. Just don't expect the uproar over the project to disappear when the cable is placed under the seabed - a process that is expected to be completed by the end of the month. The Cross Sound Cable project, perhaps the most politically fractious issue in Connecticut this year, continues to roil state politics and focus attention on the often-esoteric world of energy transmission. This will be the first energy line to cross...