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The above satellite map plots over 125 shipwrecks that can be visibly seen around the world in online satellite maps. Some are seen on beaches, or are still on the surface of the water, while others are visible submerged underwater. One of the difficulties in making such a map is that conditions change over time. What can be seen in any one satellite update may not be visible in the next due to sunlight reflecting off the surface. But then suddenly reappear in another update. Or the wreck may suddenly disappear altogether or be scraped by its owners. One of the really cool locations is the ship wrecks of Iwo Jima that have been there since World War II. Then there is Saddam Hussein’s yacht in the Iraq River. The German cruiser Prinz Eugen can be seen underwater within an atoll.


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George Stiller, MyReadingMapped™

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