Thursday, July 25, 2024

Check Out This Upcoming WWII Shipwrecks Webinar


Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II this week with a webinar on shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast.

Over the last 10 years, the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS) and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Beaufort Lab have been documenting shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina from the Battle of the Atlantic.

“The research conducted by MNMS and NCCOS honors the sacrifices of our Allied seamen and the heroism of the U.S. Merchant Marine, as well as recognizing the role these nationally significant shipwrecks play in the region’s health as habitat for marine ecosystems.”

The webinar will showcase the technologies used to document those shipwrecks, including acoustic surveys aboard the NOAA ship Nancy Foster, which not only detail the wrecks themselves but also show sonar images of the fish and other marine life that call those shipwrecks home.

“Along with collecting critical data to interpret this naval battlefield, the project also demonstrates the significance of these shipwrecks as both ecological and historical wonders. This project is an example of NOAA offices collaborating to use their best assets to document the incredible maritime history and marine life off North Carolina’s shores.”

The webinar will take place on September 2nd at 1:00 pm Eastern time.

To register for the event, click here.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.