Marine archaeology is the study of submerged archaeological sites.
Submerged archaeological sites are very expensive to explore. Most marine expeditions are financed by benefactors or foundations.
When I wrote The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle, I created the character of the multimillionaire, Mike Pollicellli who is the CEO of the fictional fast food chain Fat Mike’s Dogs.
Just as McDonald’s has the Big Mac, the fictional Mike has the Texas Foot Long, a chili-cheese dog.
The fictional research vessel in my book was a World War II minesweeper purchased by Mike Pollicelli. Cousteau did his research in a salvaged British WW II mine sweeper.
Marine archaeology also plays a role in exploring shipwrecks such as the Titanic. The pirate ship the Whydah was also salvaged and is on display at the pier in Provincetown, MA.
Many artifacts have been salvaged from the ocean floor.
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