The large cannon on the Monterrey A Shipwreck appears to have been mounted on a pivot carriage which has led archaeologists to believe the site may be the remains of a privateer. The muzzle, on the right, rests on top of another cannon. The image illustrates that the Monterrey Shipwrecks are home to a diverse biological community. Exploration conducted at these sites provides not only a window into the past but also reveals how, over time, the deep-water environment affects shipwrecks and how shipwrecks affect the environment. Credit: Ocean Exploration Trust/Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University

The large cannon on the Monterrey A Shipwreck appears to have been mounted on a pivot carriage which has led archaeologists to believe the site may be the remains of a privateer. The muzzle, on the right, rests on top of another cannon. The image illustrates that the Monterrey Shipwrecks are home to a diverse biological community. Exploration conducted at these sites provides not only a window into the past but also reveals how, over time, the deep-water environment affects shipwrecks and how shipwrecks affect the environment. Image courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust/Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University.

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