Panoramic view of the Batavia ship exterior oak planking.
Patrick E. Baker/Western Australian Museum
Archival records of Dutch timber trade before 1650 are rare or lost. But the wooden timbers of the Batavia contain many secrets.
Divers excavate a shallow water submerged Mesolithic midden off the island of Hjarnø, Denmark.
Undersea shell middens contain important clues about the past - what people ate, who they were interacting with and how the climate was changing. Now we have a better way to detect and excavate them.
NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
A recent ruling allowing a new expedition to the Titanic wreck gives the go ahead to commercial exploitation.
Are Jack Sparrow’s diaries in there somewhere?
New research has shown that the Southern Ocean near Antarctica is filled with whale bone-eating worms, but it lacks wood-eating marine fauna, which are found everywhere else in the world’s oceans. This…