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21 Underwater Discoveries Too Bizarre To Believe

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There are over 360,000,000 square miles of water covering the surface of the Earth, and most of that has a depth of over 12,000 feet. It is likely that all life started deep within the ocean’s trenches, and it has certainly served as a home to aquatic denizens and a source of food for humans. With so much underwater territory to cover, we are still barely aware of everything that lurks beneath the waves. To help spur your imagination and instill a desire in you to become a maritime explorer, here are 21 creepy, ancient, and exotic finds from the bottom of the sea.

Take a moment to view these intriguing finds, some which have been hidden underwater for thousands of years.

HIDDEN TREASURES OF GOZO

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The waters of Mother Earth have never been merciful to sailors. In the middle of the Mediterranean sits an island called Gozo, part of the Maltese archipelago. Locals on the island make a regular pastime out of diving into the plentiful wrecks that dot the surrounding seabeds. Occasionally, they find artifacts from ancient vessels that sank with treasures onboard, but they are usually greeted by beautiful growths of multi-hued mosses and fish that have made the abandoned wrecks their home.

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