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NOAA Report Identifies Shipwrecks with the Potential to Pollute

MAY 22, 2013 -- The threat of oil spills from historic shipwrecks only occasionally comes to the public's attention. A few notable examples include the S/S Edmund Fitzgerald in the Great Lakes and the S/S Montebello off southern California. But we know that these wrecks are just the tip of a much larger iceberg.

Divers swim around a shipwreck on the seafloor.
Last updated Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:14pm PST