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#1 benedika

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:59 AM

Hi,

 

on my recent trip to Alaska we have found a long sought ship wreck of the Mark Christopher.

I made a short video of it.

 

 

 

regards, Alex.


Edited by benedika, 23 September 2013 - 05:01 AM.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:09 AM

Cool stuff, congratulations on a good find.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:12 AM

Nice video.  Good storyline.

 

Obviously the wreck has not been dived before as the obvious souvenirs are still there - like the ship's wheel...

 

What are the white "sponges" growing all over her?

 

Unusual water colour.

 

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

 

 

What are the white "sponges" growing all over her?

 

 

Giant Plumose


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:38 PM

Giant Plumose

 

 

It is a sponge?



#6 Tom_Kline

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:21 PM

 

 

It is a sponge?

No it is the sea anemone, Metridium senile. I have seen them up to about 1/2 meter long. They are very common in Alaskan waters (especially on submerged wood like this wreck) as well as down south in Puget Sound, etc. Very nice vis (for Alaska) in the vid.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:14 AM

Great shots and nice visibility !

I know how it feels to be the first ones to dive on a newly found wreck.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:48 PM

Very nice
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:23 AM

That deserves a big NICE JOB, good narrative, and a sweet wow factor. I've dived a few "secret wrecks" here in California, none virgin, though.  Luckily I was hooked up with the right people.

 

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