Ghost ships! Tales from the deep! The waters along California’s coast form one of the greatest underwater maritime museums in the country. We talk to Robert Schwemmer, West Coast Regional Maritime Heritage Coordinator for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, about the thousands of shipwrecks off California dating back to 1595. Find out how many wrecks have been found, what caused them to be lost, and the technology that helps scientists find and identify the “ghost ships” off California.
Everyday Action: Get connected with California’s underwater museum online and in person.
For more information, please visit:
- NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Maritime Heritage
- West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries Visitor Centers
- California shipwrecks
This Thank You Ocean Podcast was produced for the California Thank You Ocean Campaign by EarthNews Journal staff (Jerry Kay, Host and Chris Kay, Producer).