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Ocean Encounters: The Science of Shipwrecks

There are an estimated three million shipwrecks across the world’s seafloor. These sites provide important insight into human history and culture. They are also home to rich ecosystems of interest to marine scientists. Renowned explorer Dr. Robert Ballard and WHOI scientist Dr. Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser provide a fascinating overview of some of the many, surprising facts that can be learned from shipwrecks.


Recorded on May 6, 2020 as part of the Ocean Encounters virtual series.

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