Other formats available (will launch in separate window):

Quicktime, 320x240, 2.0 Mb
Windows Media, 320x240, 1.9 Mb
Windows Media, 160x120, 1.0 Mb

You may need to download: Quicktime | Windows Media

… it is not well known except by a few fishermen; it is not located on any published maps; and it has never been confirmed as a ship wreck…until now

Off the Outer Continental Shelf of North Carolina today, an ROV was deployed to find an isolated yet unidentified feature nicknamed by commercial fishermen as the Snowy Wreck. The ROV is remotely operated from a van that sits atop the research vessel’s aft deck. Sonar images from the van confirm that the feature is indeed a ship wreck. Video images taken from the ROV itself provide details to reveal that this was a steel-hulled vessel with an ornate rail and a single mast amidship Now a permanent part of the underwater world, a dense growth of anemones and other invertebrates cover the ship’s hull.

Related Links

Life on the Edge Exploration

Life on the Edge: Aug 18 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery