Exploring a Lost Battlefield of WWII

To maritime archaeologists, the seafloor can be the key to the past. In August and September 2016, a team of archaeologists from Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and their partners surveyed two shipwrecks, an Allied freighter and German U-boat, from a World War II battlefield off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Bluefields and U-576 are two vessels that could be protected by an expanded Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.