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    Florida mystery shipwreck

    Yesterday we explored an unidentified wreck in 290 feet of water off Sebastian. It appears to be an approximately 250 foot long American freighter lost in World War II. This area of Florida is extremely dynamic and you never know what kind of conditions you will get. Fortunately, we had stellar conditions. Abundant marine life and a cool wreck covered in Oculina coral -- and there were zero lionfish! We are seeing more and more deep wrecks with few or no lionfish this year...hopefully something is going on to thin the horde.
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    Very cool, Barney! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Re: Florida mystery shipwreck

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like a nice dive.
    What was your equipment and gas choice? Deco and bailout plans?

    The wreck should be identifiable. Any plans to do so?
    http://www.usmm.org/natlantic.html

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    Thanks for posting!

    Beautiful looking video to watch!

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    Re: Florida mystery shipwreck

    Quote Originally Posted by uwxplorer  View Original Post
    The wreck should be identifiable. Any plans to do so?
    http://www.usmm.org/natlantic.html
    Yes, you would think so. Having researched shipwrecks for almost 20 years and this one is a real thorn in my side. While I have a pretty good vibe on the type of freighter and possible builder, I can't connect the dots as yet. I think the identity of this one will be quite interesting and end up being far from where she was reported to have been sunk.

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    Re: Florida mystery shipwreck

    Fantastic! Good luck identifying her.


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    Great Find, Thanks

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