A Drone Plumbed The Gulf Of Mexico’s Watery Depths And Found A Shipwreck Seemingly Frozen In Time

Image: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Far below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, a drone is scanning the seabed. Hundreds of feet above, the crew of the Okeanos Explorer wait patiently for a glimpse into the deep. Suddenly, something completely unexpected looms into view: the wreck of a forgotten vessel abandoned beneath the waves.