The discovery of a small, shimmering, bright golden metal wedge-shaped object made for an interesting week!
Scanning (i.e., remote sensing), SeaSearching, diving, and identifying the trail of artifacts leading away from the Ring Site in Area 2.
With SeaSearcher 2’s metal discriminator integration testing completed, our teams continue to work hard at expanding our knowledge about the Melbourne Beach site while also preparing to return to Juno Beach.
Our team took time this week to capture some glamour shots for the SeaSearcher to show her off in all of her beauty and help illustrate how she works.
This long-awaited time of year was gladly welcomed by the teams which showed in what they were able to accomplish in their work scanning, documenting, and qualifying new tech features.
The Good Fortune headed out to do some SeaSearcher scanning early in the week before the season’s first tropical disturbance hit us. The ride out was pretty rough, but once on-site, the winds shifted, it seemed to settle down and the skies cleared up. We were able to get a good bit of scanning done and identified a new target area for a detailed scan before the conditions caught up with us.
The SeaSearcher lab is outfitted to build and maintain the SeaSearchers and supporting components. Pardon the covers. They are a little modest. Our lab has a dedicated workstation for each SeaSearcher. Yes, there are two SeaSearchers.
This week, we are sharing some images as the team works to uncover items identified by the SeaSearcher scans and hydro-probing. With both the Discovery and SeaSeacher teams in the water this week, there was plenty to do.
One of the most exciting places at Seafarer Exploration these days is the Wet Storage Facility where all of the suspected artifacts are examined. The trip starts with the Discovery Team as they carefully measure, photograph, and document any potential artifact find. This includes many aspects such as location, length, width, and orientation.
Follow along on the journey as our highly skilled and well-trained team explore and recover the historic shipwreck of Melbourne Beach.