Scientific expedition to explore mysterious crystals in sunken ship
- On 11/04/2012
- In Expeditions
From Free Press Release
Michael Harlow, expedition documentary film leader, announced today his team is seeking funding to document mysterious crystals he previously discovered while exploring a sunken ship in the South Pacific.
"This is a very exciting time," said Michael Harlow, Team Leader of Explore - Crystal Wreck Dive. "With James Cameron going to the abyss of the Challenger Deep and re-releasing the epic Titanic movie, as well as the renewed public interest in underwater exploration, the crystal wreck discovery has invigorated the marine research community."
Explore - Crystal Wreck Dive has collaborated with numerous researchers from Scripps Institute of Oceanography, NOAA and Texas A&M to identify these mysterious crystals. Since the crystals in the submerged wreck have never been identified, the researchers are excited to obtain samples that would be collected during the filming of the documentary.
The documentary team will dive to 135 feet below the ocean's surface and penetrate the wreck. A massive air chamber with approximately 135,000 cubic feet of oil saturated air holds the unidentified crystals.
"It is extremely rare, if not unheard of, to just find an air chamber that is that massive in a sunken ship. Imagine a 3 story building about 50 feet long and 30 feet wide," continues Michael. "To have translucent and multicolored unidentified crystals covering every square inch of the chamber, is miraculous".