477 – Secret Mission

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Welcome to a new season of Scuba Obsessed. We are starting our 12 year of the podcast and are thankful that you have chosen to come along.

We have new projects in the works and this first episode of 2021 is part of it.

Thank you to the Band Winterfaran for the cool intro and outro music.

We are also adding timestamps to the show to make it easier to revisit your favorite moments.

**Introduction** (0:37)

**Scuba in the News** (2:42)

Part of Golden Ray heads to Louisiana as crews start cutting stern of ship (2:47)
https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/12/25/part-of-golden-ray-heads-to-louisiana/ 
Responders cut away the stern from the Golden Ray shipwreck
https://www.savannahnow.com/story/new

**Squirrel moment** – Drones (4:29).

Three people are rescued after their yacht drifted dangerously close to shipwreck of SS Richard Montgomery (6:19)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9108669/Three-people-rescued-yacht-drifted-dangerously-close-shipwreck-packed-explosives.html 

Jerry Summers: Nickajack Cave No. 2 – Scuba Disaster? (9:22)
https://www.chattanoogan.com/2021/1/7/420727/Jerry-Summers-Nickajack-Cave-No.-2.aspx 

Brad Pitt and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea scuba dive on tropical getaway (16:07)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/13659746/brad-pitt-tropical-getaway-battle-angelina-jolie/ 

Ice Diving Might Be Colorado’s Chilliest Sport (17:43)
https://www.5280.com/2021/01/ice-diving-might-be-colorados-chilliest-sport/ 

Mack’s Local Ice Predictions and Observations (19:35)
Upcoming Dive plans and missing Zebras (20:42)

Shipwreck Park Adds Pirates’ Treasure Chest Sculpture (23:00)
https://jitneybooks.com/shipwreck-park-pirates-treasure-chest/ 

The secret Cold War mission that helped America find the Titanic (26:24)
https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/cold-war-mission-found-titanic/ 

**End of Scuba in the News** (27:17)

**More Diving Plans** (27:18)

**Why is Darrin in Kentucky?** (32:55)

**Mack’s Dive Safety Store for the Week – Damned if you Do** (38:35)

**Show Wrap up** (50:27)
52:49 – **Bad Joke **(with a Mack kicker- Bootlegger)

55:53 – **Bonus Post Show**

Fin – 56:48

**Intro & Outro Music**

Music “Tornado” by Wintergatan

This track can be downloaded for free at www.wintergatan.net
Free License to use this track in your video can be downloaded at www.wintergatan.net

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476 – Butter Boat

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Five foreign scuba divers rescued at sea in Seychelles six hours after dive boat lost contact

http://m.seychellesnewsagency.com//articles/14028/Five+foreign+scuba+divers+rescued+at+sea+in+Seychelles+six+hours+after+dive+boat+lost+contact

Oil coming from several spots on the 1968 shipwreck at Nootka Sound

https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/oil-coming-from-several-spots-on-the-1968-shipwreck-at-nootka-sound-1.24255220

Coast guard, First Nations work to contain oil leak from decades-old shipwreck in B.C.’s Nootka Sound

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nootka-sound-shipwreck-update-1.5843160

2,000 Tons of Concrete Added to Artificial Reef off Del. Beaches

https://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/2000-tons-of-concrete-added-to-artificial-reef-off-del-beaches/

Civil War-era ships found in Marine Sanctuary

https://www.thealpenanews.com/news/local-news/2020/12/civil-war-era-ships-found-in-marine-sanctuary/

Ivory from a 16th century shipwreck reveals new details about African elephants

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ivory-shipwreck-african-elephants-tusk-dna-bom-jesus

Irish ‘Butter Boat’ shipwreck mystery which tragically left 20 dead finally solved after 250 years

https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/irish-butter-boat-shipwreck-mystery-23184792

ZJA to Construct Underwater Museum Around 271-Year-Old Shipwreck

https://hypebeast.com/2020/12/zja-architecture-docking-the-amsterdam-underwater-museum

Plans for Docking the Amsterdam underwater museum revealed by ZJA

https://blooloop.com/news/docking-the-amsterdam-underwater-museum-shipwreck-zja-architects/

The best scuba regulator (Is this an ad?)

https://www.chicagotribune.com/consumer-reviews/sns-bestreviews-outdoors-the-best-scuba-regulator-20201212-urtkg4jctrholbbli7gzhwq4n4-story.html

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475 – Jellyfish Roundabout

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Shipwreck update: Preparations for next cut continue, COVID-19 reappears

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/shipwreck-update-preparations-for-next-cut-continue-covid-19-reappears/article_46c58d81-2582-546e-b295-f09310419ab9.html

Vail Resorts contributes $25,000 to Clean Up The Lake campaign

https://southtahoenow.com/story/12/10/2020/vail-resorts-contributes-25000-clean-lake-campaign

Giant underwater ‘jellyfish’ roundabout becomes latest Faroe Islands tourist attraction

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/dec/08/giant-underwater-jellyfish-roundabout-faroe-islands-tourist-attraction

Seafarer Announces Discovery of Historic Period Shipwreck Material

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/seafarer-announces-discovery-of-historic-period-shipwreck-material-301190675.html

Turkish researchers discover 18th-century warship wreck in the Aegean

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/turkish-researchers-discover-18th-century-warship-wreck-in-the-aegean

Sunken Submarine Discovered Off CMCo’s Coast

https://www.capemaycountyherald.com/news/article_17ab828a-3afe-11eb-a1c1-b3a5403dce64.html

Revolution NAV ROV can be tracked on Google Maps while underwater

https://newatlas.com/marine/deep-trekker-revolution-nav-rov/

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474 – Removal Begins

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California Boat Captain Indicted in Fire That Killed 34

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/california/california-boat-captain-indicted-in-fire-that-killed-34/2459182/

Shipwreck Removal Begins 1 Year After Baltimore-Bound Auto Carrier Capsized

https://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/shipwreck-removal-begins-1-year-after-baltimore-bound-auto-carrier-capsized/

Missing Boater Rescued 86 Miles From Shore Clinging To Capsized Boat : ‘I thought that was it’

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/stuart-bee-rescued-from-florida-shipwreck/

Barge Sinks in Grand Traverse Bay [Eric]

https://www.9and10news.com/2020/11/30/barge-sinks-in-grand-traverse-bay/

Cargo Ship Carrying 4,000 Hyundais Sliced Open With Chain [Eric]

https://interestingengineering.com/cargo-ship-carrying-4000-hyundais-sliced-open-with-chain

Golden Ray Shipwreck Dismantling Reveals Thousands of Cars (PHOTOS)

https://weather.com/news/news/2020-12-01-golden-ray-georgia-shipwreck-dismantle-cars-photos

Shipwreck unearthed at St. Augustine

https://unfspinnaker.com/88469/news/shipwreck-unearthed-at-st-augustine/

Maritime archaeologist recovers Schiedam artefacts after three-year wait

https://www.scubadivermag.com/maritime-archaeologist-recovers-schiedam-artefacts-after-three-year-wait/

Scuba divers find Nazi encryption device in Baltic Sea

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-divers-nazi-enigma-machine-baltic-sea-20201203-4fwhv4smgzblnpy3y4gm7m6ocy-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/news/

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473 – Naked Swimming

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> As the title indicates we did loose about 10-15 minutes of the recording. It was probably Darrin’s fault, but why not blame Craig the recording bot.

‘Scuba diver meets astronaut’: What to know about the snorkel-inspired Narwall Mask

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/narwall-mask-snorkel-coronavirus-224349205.html

American explorer plunges to new lows on quest to visit the oceans’ hidden depths

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2020/11/american-explorer-plunges-to-new-lows-on-quest-to-visit-the-oceans-hidden-depths-638671

Joplin scuba shop hosts underwater turkey shoot

https://www.koamnewsnow.com/joplin-scuba-shop-hosts-underwater-turkey-shoot/

Poland opens world’s deepest swimming pool with a depth of 148ft

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8981113/Worlds-deepest-swimming-pool-opens-Poland-depth-148ft-underwater-wreck.html

https://beachgrit.com/2020/11/polish-scuba-enthusiasts-inspired-by-kelly-slaters-surf-ranch-build-worlds-deepest-artificial-dive-tank-near-warsaw-some-sections-simulate-caves-and-others-have-a-sunken-boat/

https://www.deeperblue.com/the-worlds-deepest-pool-the-deepspot-has-now-opened/

HotDive scuba and underwater camera phone case

https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/underwater-camera-25-11-2020/

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472 – Scooter Escape

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Ponzi Scheme Suspect Uses Underwater Scooter to Flee F.B.I.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/us/matthew-piercey-ponzi-scheme.html

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/crime/escape-attempt-ponzi-scheme-arrest-underwater-scooter

Egyptian man attempts to break scuba diving world record, stays underwater for 6 days

https://www.hindustantimes.com/it-s-viral/egyptian-man-attempts-to-break-scuba-diving-world-record-stays-underwater-for-6-days/story-14kifYY52dLGmSmYj9atwL.html

Dive To An Underwater Wine Cellar & Handpick Your Own Bottle In Croatia

https://www.bosshunting.com.au/travel/underwater-wine-cellar-croatia/

DEMA Show 2020

https://www.scubadivermag.com/dema-show-2020-round-up-updates/

Medieval soldier found with sword and knives at the bottom of a Lithuanian lake

https://www.livescience.com/medieval-soldier-lake-lithuania.html

DEMA Show 2020

https://www.scubadivermag.com/dema-show-2020-round-up-updates/

Shipwreck Exposed by Erosion on Florida Coast Could Be 200 Years Old

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shipwreck-exposed-florida-coast-could-be-200-years-old-180976351/

1885 shipwreck ‘Jarvis Lord’ discovered, identified in Lake Michigan

https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/michigan-life/1885-shipwreck-discovered-identified-jarvis-lord-ross-richardson/69-a41a2ff4-8cff-49bb-9af7-c62a6c88afa8

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471 – Serious Weirdness

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Air Supply Hose Pops Loose During Ohio Deputies’ Scuba Dive Training

https://news.yahoo.com/air-supply-hose-comes-loose-155158120.html

Brainerd diver sinks to carve pumpkin, surfaces with prize

https://www.wctrib.com/community/events/6752338-Brainerd-diver-sinks-to-carve-pumpkin-surfaces-with-prize

Deepwater Sightings of Rare Bigfin Squid Reveal Some Serious Weirdness

https://gizmodo.com/deepwater-sightings-of-rare-bigfin-squid-reveal-some-se-1845643318

Boat shaped like a zipper pull “unzips” Tokyo’s Sumida River

https://boingboing.net/2020/11/09/boat-shaped-like-a-zipper-pull-unzips-tokyos-sumida-river.html

Hvar: Two 2,000-year-old preserved shipwrecks, ancient wine jug, strainer discovered

https://www.croatiaweek.com/hvar-two-2000-year-old-preserved-shipwrecks-ancient-wine-jug-strainer-discovered/

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470 – Weird Squid

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Preparations continue for cutting up Golden Ray

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/preparations-continue-for-cutting-up-golden-ray/article_bcaac25b-3fd9-5e58-a59b-ed86772e47e1.html

At Last, This Unbelievably Weird Squid Has Been Spotted in the Wild

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a34531968/rams-head-squid-video/

Inside Titanic submarine tour that will take you to shipwreck

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/adventure/inside-titanic-submarine-tour-that-will-take-you-to-shipwreck/news-story/7be23a7933b427beceecb8801515aa88

How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust

https://www.popsci.com/story/science/saving-shipwreck-nanoparticles/

Stockton University restores anchor from Revolutionary War shipwreck

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/stockton-university-restores-anchor-from-revolutionary-war-shipwreck/article_64047e8c-93c9-53b9-83dd-702f53bfc6d6.html

ABANDONED MICHIGAN: The Wreck of the Francisco Morazan

https://99wfmk.com/franciscomorazan/

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469 – Personal Submarine

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Ocean Cleanup

Garbage Patch Products

https://theoceancleanup.com/

Scuba training yields positive recovery results

https://home.army.mil/stewart/index.php/about/news/scuba-training-yields-positive-recovery-results

Pioneers in SCUBA diving in the Central U.P.

https://www.miningjournal.net/news/superior_history/2020/10/pioneers-in-scuba-diving-in-the-central-u-p/

Triton Unveils the 6600/2, the World’s Deepest-Diving Personal Submarine

The new craft can plunge two passengers up to 6,600 feet below water, a record depth for personal submarines

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/triton-unveils-66002-worlds-deepest-diving-personal-submarine#:~:text=Triton%20Unveils%20the%206600%2F2%2C%20the%20World%E2%80%99s%20Deepest-Diving%20Personal,Andrew%20Zalesk%20i%20Photography%20by%20Triton%20Submarine%20s

Local man builds world’s deepest diving homemade submarine

https://www.columbiavalleypioneer.com/local-man-builds-worlds-deepest-diving-homemade-submarine/

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468 – Lack Of Oversight

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Lack of oversight blamed for deadly Conception diving boat fire

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/10/20/safety-board-lack-of-oversight-blamed-for-deadly-conception-boat-fire/

Piles to replace anchor, expedite Golden Ray salvage, officials say

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/piles-to-replace-anchor-expedite-golden-ray-salvage-officials-say/article_ea3ee2d4-40f8-5eaa-a45b-003524b22b49.html

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/plan-retrieve-titanic-radio-spurs-debate-human-remains-73681451

Blue Water Park sinks airplane for scuba divers

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2020/10/21/blue-water-park-sinks-airplane-for-scuba-divers/

South Carolina tourist discovers possible world record sand dollar off Panama City

https://thedestinlog.com/story/news/2020/10/21/diver-panama-city-finds-possible-world-record-sand-dollar/3709531001/

5 Reasons why people should Scuba Dive

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4845880

Archaeology breakthrough: Shipwreck hunters stunned after discovering ‘spaceship’

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1348664/archaeology-news-shipwreck-hunters-discovered-spaceship-baltic-sea-science-spt

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467 – How Many Ounces in a Tallboy?

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Agriculture Ministry Warns Against Using Scuba And Dive Compressors For Fishing
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20201013/agriculture-ministry-warns-against-using-scuba-and-dive-compressors-fishing

Scuba divers driving across the U.S. to help families find their missing loved ones
https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/scuba-divers-driving-across-the-u-s-to-help-families-find-their-missing-loved-ones

Huge WWII Tallboy bomb explodes in canal in Poland
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/14/europe/poland-tallboy-bomb-explodes-scli-intl/index.html

After missing for more than 100 years, 8 species of freshwater mussels found in the Kiski
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/after-missing-for-more-than-100-years-8-species-of-freshwater-mussels-found-in-the-kiski/

Thonis-Heracleion: From Legend to Reality
https://www.franckgoddio.org/projects/sunken-civilizations/heracleion.html

Small boat with hidden messages washes up 27 years after launch, Wisconsin woman says
https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article246426420.html

Six-masted ship lost in 1913 storm reappears on Outer Banks after Hurricane Teddy
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article246391680.html

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466 – Frost on the Pumpkin

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Once again we have a backload of episodes we have neglicted to upload. They are coming, but we wanted to start with the freshes ones first. They taste better.

http://www.undercurrent.org/elist/?m=757&uid=d0ae638873eb6a274c59ae5b5d33a98c&p=view&pi=ViewBrowserPlugin

Tick a Box and Save a Life. Twenty-two people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, most waiting 7 to 9 years. For some, this may be an unpleasant subject, but thousands of people could live many years if they could get the organs of a healthy deceased person. Divers are generally healthy folks who, if they, unfortunately, have a fatal diving accident, would enable others to carry on. Please click here to understand how, someday, even if it’s many, many years from now, you might contribute to someone else’s future. – Via Undercurrent

Removal of Georgia shipwreck delayed again over anchor issue

https://www.timesleaderonline.com/news/business/2020/10/removal-of-georgia-shipwreck-delayed-again-over-anchor-issue/

Head-turning crane spurs dive into shipwreck history

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/os-fe-joy-wallace-dickinson-20201004-m5kq3bljlnhvpp4cd7c5sr3tje-story.html?outputType=amp

Indonesia Adopts Guidelines to Make Dive Safer During Pandemic

https://jakartaglobe.id/lifestyle/indonesia-adopts-guidelines-to-make-dive-safer-during-pandemic

How fish and other aquatic species utilize Great Lakes shipwrecks

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/10/shipwreck-ecosystem-fish-great-lakes-species/

Swimming Squid Robot

https://futurism.com/the-byte/swimming-squid-robot-looks-amazing

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461 – Two Shipwrecks Identified with Kevin Ailes

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Galapagos Marine Life in Danger. These are lights from the 265-vessel Chinese fishing fleet that threatens the Galapagos. The boats are now operating at the edge of the protected marine reserve taking fish and sharks from the major migration route between Cocos and Malpelo, and the world is up in arms about it. The fleet of Chinese “ghost ships” were falsely reporting their location within New Zealand waters while they fished off the Galapagos Islands. Six of the fleet are transmitting false information via their Automatic Identification System transponders. The Ecuadorian Navy has deployed its limited fleet to protecting the reserve but with little hope of stopping the fishing and protecting the animals traveling past. This includes the largest female whale sharks In 2018, scientists equipped with Thruster units on their scuba tanks, managed to make ultra-sound recordings on the distended bellies of three of these pregnant giants, aiming to unravel one of the ocean’s great mysteries — where do they give birth? But, more research is needed to untangle the significance of the area to whale shark reproduction. “Unchecked Chinese fishing just on the edge of the protected zone is ruining Ecuador’s efforts to protect marine life in the Galápagos,” the former Quito mayor Roque Sevilla has said. ( BBC)

[https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53562439](http://)

**Monster ghost net removed from popular Plymouth reef**

[https://www.charitytoday.co.uk/monster-ghost-net-removed-from-popular-plymouth-reef/](http://)

**Sarasota Aquarium Breeds Coral For The First Time**

[https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2020/08/14/sarasota-aquarium-finds-coral-cure](http://)

**San Diego boat rental business booming amid coronavirus pandemic**

[https://www.10news.com/rebound/san-diego-boat-rental-business-booming-amid-coronavirus-pandemic](http://)

**Art shop makes product out of scuba diving tanks**

[https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/business/art-shop-ventures-into-making-new-products-out-of-scuba-diving-tanks/](http://)

**ECU students document shipwreck in the Tar River**

[https://www.witn.com/2020/08/20/ecu-students-document-shipwreck-in-the-tar-river/](http://)

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460 – Lake Weeds

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**Got lake weeds? Maybe scuba divers are your solution**
[https://www.startribune.com/got-lake-weeds-maybe-scuba-divers-are-your-solution/571834411/](http://)

**Scuba diver stumbles across ancient artefacts off Spain’s Costa Blanca**
[https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/08/13/scuba-diver-stumbles-across-ancient-artefacts-off-spains-costa-blanca/](http://)

**Albany’s Elvie shipwreck faces destruction almost 100 years after running aground**
[https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/albany-wa-shipwreck-elvie-nature-walks/12542032](http://)

**Missing piece of statue from 305-year-old Spanish shipwreck recovered**
[https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/2020/08/07/missing-piece-statue-305-year-old-spanish-shipwreck-recovered/5516992002/](http://)

**New lakebed mapping tool to assist in collaboration, efficiency**
[https://www.thealpenanews.com/life/2020/08/new-lakebed-mapping-tool-to-assist-in-collaboration-efficiency/](http://)

**The Geneinno S2 is an ultra-portable underwater electric scooter**
[https://www.t3.com/us/amp/news/geneinno-s2-electric-scooter](http://)

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459 – Underwater Ritual Offerings

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**U.S. Perdue questions decision on Golden Ray delay**
[https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/u-s-perdue-questions-decision-on-golden-ray-delay/article_4de220d1-5374-5e4e-b5d9-574942292f95.html](http://)

**Coral skeletons crafted from 3D-printed calcium carbonate could restore damaged reefs**
[https://www.dezeen.com/2020/08/06/coral-carbonate-reef-skeletons-objects-ideograms/](http://)

**The Museum of Underwater Art in the Great Barrier Reef Welcomed Its First Visitors**
[https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/colorado-springs-olympics-museum](http://)

**Treasures of Sinan shipwreck unveiled online**
[http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200804000782](http://)

**1st intact evidence of Incas’ underwater ritual offerings found in a lake in the Andes**
[https://www.livescience.com/incas-underwater-offering.html](http://)

**Lady Michigan boat tours back**
[https://www.thealpenanews.com/life/2020/08/lady-michigan-boat-tours-back/ ](http://)

**Avatar 2 producer shows what the underwater transport will look like**
[https://freenews.live/avatar-2-producer-shows-what-the-underwater-transport-will-look-like/](http://)

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