Shipwreck accidentally discovered off coast of Santa Cruz

November 6, 2014 7:33 PM

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The Umpqua II was found lying nearly 5,600 feet beneath the surface of the Monterey Bay, off the coast of Santa Cruz, California delighting scientists who found the sunken artifact.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) investigators were carrying out a study of earthquake faults in Monterey Bay, when their sonar equipment detected the outline of a ship on the marine floor.

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