NOAA’s Seirios camera platform images the ROV Deep Discoverer shining its lights on the stern section of Monterrey wreck site B. The shipwreck contains a great deal of organic material and the hull is not copper sheathed like the other two Monterrey wreck sites. Monterrey B likely represents a merchant vessel dating to the early 19th century and carried a cargo of animal hides and large white blocks (possibly tallow rendered from animal fat). A variety of artifacts including white blocks, ceramic containers, glassware, and navigational instruments can be seen in the image.

NOAA’s Seirios camera platform images the ROV Deep Discoverer shining its lights on the stern section of Monterrey wreck site B. The shipwreck contains a great deal of organic material and the hull is not copper sheathed like the other two Monterrey wreck sites. Monterrey B likely represents a merchant vessel dating to the early 19th century and carried a cargo of animal hides and large white blocks (possibly tallow rendered from animal fat). A variety of artifacts including white blocks, ceramic containers, glassware, and navigational instruments can be seen in the image. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition.

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