Another sunken treasure decides to reveal itself to world again after nearly 76 years in hiding. There's so much more of the ocean to explore, preserve and conserve for future generations.
"The USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier lost during the
1942 Battle of the Coral Sea, has been discovered by a team of civilian
researchers off the north-east coast of Australia.
The Lexington was discovered
on Sunday, March 4, by Vulcan Inc., a company chaired by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. A search team aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel
found the ship—one of the United States’ first aircraft carriers—about
500 miles (800 km) from the Australian east coast, and at a depth of two
miles (3 km). The ship went down in May 1942 after a four-day battle
against three Japanese aircraft carriers."