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Scientists Make Accidental Discovery

AOL.COM - Scientists exploring marine life in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year uncovered a shipwreck site believed to be 200 years old. The site was scattered with cannons, muskets and a variety of other items, according to the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

The site was first discovered in 2011 when the Shell Oil Company was conducting a gas survey of the area and saw an unknown object on their sonar, the BOEM said in a press release yesterday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was planning a 56-day expedition of the area the following spring, so government officials requested that they also check out the site and see what they could find. click here to read more

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