Gotta Watch: Sunken treasures
Divers swim around the shipwreck Spiegel Grove in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
October 25th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Sunken treasures

If it wasn't for bad weather, poorly designed watercraft or well executed naval attacks, what would marine archaeologists do? This past year has brought to us a wealth of shipwreck discoveries and allowed our modern era better insight into the ships of the past. If you don't believe Davey Jones still has some fascinating discoveries held captive below the high seas, avoid walking the plank and just check out these videos.

13th Century Mongol ship discovered – They were the peak of land warfare in their time, and perhaps the crew of a sunken Mongol ship regrets leaving the firm ground of Asia behind for the Japanese islands. In a truly rare find, marine archaeologists in Japan uncovered the remains of a ship from a Mongol invasion fleet dating back to 1281. The team believes wreckage could provide better insight into attacks on Japan around that time period.

Explorers find shipwreck worth millions - Underwater archaeology and salvage experts, Odyssey Marine Exploration, discovered a sunken British steamship holding millions of dollars in silver bullion. The ship was sunk by a German U-Boat during World War II. But fear not, treasure lovers! The U.S.-based company is working diligently to recover all that silver found 4,700 meters deep.

Archaeologists find mystery shipwreck - Sometimes even when you have all the pieces, it's still difficult to solve the puzzle. That's what archaeologists working off the coast of Florida have come to learn. Artifacts from one mystery shipwreck are about 200 years old, but the teams aren't sure which side of the Revolutionary War this ship supported.

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  1. Interested TV viewer

    Coooool!

    October 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Claudia

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      April 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SeahawkDeepOcean

    Don't be sucked into this one. The company that promotes this is a penny stock firm. They have been doing this for 20yrs! Their first deal was Seahawk...the Atocha...and the pr caused the stock to soar. Bottom line they never really get much out of it to benefit the shareholders.

    October 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Boston Bean Smasher

      Sometimes a cool story is just that.

      October 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    I want a luxury sub to own. They exist ,look it up online. They are the new toys for the very wealthy. Yachts are old news. Now the extreamly want luxury subs. Oh well....

    October 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Quincey9

      "Old news"? I'd like to have a 100 foot old news.

      October 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    extreamly wealthy.

    October 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JOCOEY

      Extremely Wealthy.

      October 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kerry

    I'm sure the advanced technology has enhanced the finding of sunken objects and I'm sure it pays off for those who can afford it and are willing to take the inherent risks. We all benefit from the finds.

    October 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. yeah-right

    if it sounds to good to be true...then it is.

    October 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. mary

    If I had it all to do over again.. This seems like the most exciting thing in the world.. Search for sunken treasure...
    Awesome~!

    October 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Thomas Payne

    Sorry, not going to watch stupid commercials to see ship wrecks.

    October 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. me

    aayy matey.{

    October 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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