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Why In-Flight Maps Show Sunken Ships

By admin May19,2024

Hey, here’s a fun fact to tell your family around the dinner table: there are about 3 million shipwrecks in oceans all over the world! Ok, don’t lead with that one… But did you know why certain airlines show their location on the in-flight map! That seems a little odd, so why would they do it?

First of all, we should always remember these events because they affected so many lives and likely changed the course of history! Plus, some ships not only have historical value but ecological importance too! If a vessel is under the water long enough to turn into a reef, the area can become rich with biodiversity, thus warranting protection.

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It keeps boredom at bay 0:36
It’s also educational 1:10
Simply because we have the tech to do it! 1:52
It’s important 2:20
It’s just the start 3:00
Famous shipwrecks:
– The Belitung Shipwreck 3:49
– SS Central America 4:16
– The Antikythera Treasures 4:52
– The Titanic 5:27
– The Whydah Gally 6:00
– Nuestra Señora de Atocha 6:29
– The Salcombe Shipwreck 7:01
– The Uluburun Shipwreck 7:25
Why only 1% of shipwrecks have been explored 7:58

#ships #shipwrecks #brightside

– Belitung Island lies in Indonesia, and a fisherman happened to stumble upon this gold mine! This ship went down in history for carrying the most massive gold cup ever discovered.
– SS Central America sank near the coast of the Carolinas because of a hurricane in 1857, but it wasn’t found until 1988. All the recovered gold was valued between $100-150 million.
– The first-ever sunken ship expedition on record was found by Greek divers in 1900. It was filled with glass, pottery, and statues.
– Many of the passengers on board the Titanic were incredibly wealthy people. The collection of gold, silver, diamonds, and pricey artifacts it carried surpass the $300-million mark.
– The Whydah Gally sank in 1717 but wasn’t discovered until 1984. Precious artifacts are still being recovered, and they include jewelry, cannons, and coins.
– The Atocha went down off the coast of the Florida Keys in 1622.

An octagonal gold cup with a thumb plate at the top of its handle: By Unknown. – Photographed by Jacklee on 18 June 2011, 19:14., CC BY-SA 3.0,
A ewer with lugs, a dragon-head spout, and feline-shaped handle; From North China (perhaps Hebei): By Unknown. – Photographed by Jacklee on 18 June 2011, 19:19., CC BY-SA 3.0,
Two oval lobed gold bowls each with two ducks in repoussé among chased flowers: By Unknown. – Photographed by Jacklee on 19 March 2011, 21:03., CC BY-SA 3.0,
A pair of square lobed gold dishes with chased insects, flowers and knotted ribbons: By Unknown. – Photographed by Jacklee on 18 June 2011, 19:14., CC BY-SA 3.0,
Silver from the pirate ship Whydah. “The riches, with the guns, would be buried in the sand.”: By Theodore Scott – Flickr: Look At That Booty, CC BY 2.0,
The bell, inscribed, “THE WHYDAH GALLY 1716”: By jjsala – Flickr: DSC_0257, CC BY 2.0,
Lifesize replica at the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology: By Georges Jansoone (Jojan – Self-photographed), CC BY-SA 3.0,
Egyptian jewelry: By Georges Jansoone (Jojan – Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0,
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