Shipwreck artifacts – Images of a shipwreck found in the Gulf of Mexico showed that its wooden construction has been destroyed by underwater organisms, but copper sheeting that protected the ship's hull also helped it retain its shape.
Shipwreck artifacts – Artifacts discovered at the wreck site included ceramic plates, platters, and bowls. A wide variety of glass bottles for liquor, wine, medicine and food were also found -- including some of their original contents.
Shipwreck artifacts – An anemone rests on a collection of muskets that belonged to the ship. These weapons could indicate what the ship was used for and where it was going.
Shipwreck artifacts – Intriguing sealife was also discovered during the expedition, like this octocoral. Nearly 80,000 people participated in the NOAA expedition through telepresence technology over the course of a few weeks.
Shipwreck artifacts – NOAA's Seirios Camera Platform, operating above the Little Hercules ROV, images the shipwreck and its remnants, including its anchor.