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Eric Rodriguez on his favourite shipwreck

Eric Rodriguez on his favourite shipwreck

Hi! I’m Eric Rodriguez. My favourite wreck is the ‘Bonhomme Richard’, which is a very important wreck both to both American and British histories, specifically for its involvement in the war of 1812, as it was commanded by John Paul Jones. It was sank to the HMS Serapis and it is from this wreck, although …

A Pollution Problem in Rivers and Streams?

A Pollution Problem in Rivers and Streams?

[MUSIC PLAYING] One of the most important issues in environmental science is species extinction. A major reason for species extinction is the introduction of species to locations where they didn’t used to be. Introduced, or alien species, is the term for those species living outside of their typical geographic range. The global travel by people …

Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds Q & A 4 2015

Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds Q & A 4 2015

OK, welcome to Week Four of ‘Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds’. We’re almost at the end of the course, but we’ve had lots and lots of questions coming in and we’ve also had a lot of new people joining the course this week, which is absolutely great. I think we’ve had quite a few people who’ve …

Dr Julian Whitewright talks about the Kyrenia ship

Dr Julian Whitewright talks about the Kyrenia ship

Out of the many thousands of shipwrecks located worldwide I think my favourite vessel that has been excavated archaeologically is the Kyrenia shipwreck dating to the late 4th century BC which was found off the north coast of Cyprus. The vessel is really, really interesting as a further demonstration of the application of archaeological rigour …