Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Buried Treasure To Be Discovered Thanks To Katrina, Rita, Wilma

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Gulf Coast treasure hunters are likely to come across more booty thanks to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

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 it’s 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 can’t 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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