Stellwagen Shipwreck Sleuths

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is known for magnificent whale watching – but it is also home to a host of historic shipwrecks. The sanctuary has teamed up with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Marine Imagine Technologies to document the archaeological and biological conditions of several shipwrecks, including Portland, Frank A. Palmer, and Louise B. Crary.

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WHOI archaeologist Dr. Calvin Mires (left) and WHOI marine biologist Dr. Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser (right) examine images broadcast topside by Pixel. Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg/NOAA