According to Charles Beeker, Director of Underwater Science at Indiana University, the string of monster hurricanes may have unearthed sunken ships and treasures.
Beeker says no one will know for sure until the area has been assessed, but he says No doubt, old-time treasure hunters will be out...and its a good time to look at shipwrecks.
Meanwhile, Explorers Club President, Richard Wiese, who was in the Yucatan as recently as two weeks ago, predicts that a lot of dive sights around the Mexican peninsula will be covered by silt and remain that way.
As Wiese puts it, I cant imagine [the government] putting money into diving rather than rebuilding.
One stroke of luck for the Yucatan, he says, is that ancient Mayan burial sights might be uncovered if the hurricanes have torn back the vegetation covering them.
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