Diving to identify magnetic anomalies started today. All the planning, survey, analysis and preparation now culminates in a few dives over the coming days when we hope to see something that nature does not produce – a straight line! Nature is glorious, but humans construct materials with straight lines, be it anchor stocks, cannons, or other artefacts. The appearance of a straight line in the coral is a wonderful tell tale that some cultural material lies below. While nature does not necessarily make straight lines underwater, when it breaks up coral it can result in the appearance pf straight lines. Large plate coral literally abound in the area we are diving. These coral when broken can form a short straight edge, periodically enough to get your heart racing before hopes are dashed. While nothing was found during today’s endeavours, we are filling the air tanks, planning and preparing for tomorrow’s activity.
March 4, 2016, 12:05 pm
The Big Blue!