Your Earth Is Blue: Discovering the USS Monitor

January 2015

You’re looking at the first-ever images of the USS Monitor’s wreck site, recorded in 1973 on the expedition that discovered the ironclad’s final resting place more than a century after it sank in 1862. The voices you’re hearing belong to the team of researchers from Duke University Marine Laboratory led by John G. Newton, who spearheaded the mission. Read a great account of the discovery on Monitor National Marine Sanctuary’s website: