Wow, they know the identity of wrecks BEFORE they ever attempt to salvage them.
How could that be?
Ever wonder what deep water shipwrecks look like when we discover them? Here is the stern section and remnants of a colonial era shipwreck (cir. 1750+/-, British? merchant ship) resting in approximately 5,000 ft of water. Exposed are bottles, pottery, ceramic jars, wood planking, and a small metallic box, but much of the wreck and its contents have now settled into the sands, waiting for the past 250 years for us to uncover. The photos were taken several years ago by our autonomous underwater vehicle during a large, 2000 sq mile, search/survey phase. The wreck has never been disturbed or salvaged....In the coming weeks, we will visit this, and other, wrecks we have previously located with the tools necessary to salvage and recover artifacts and valuables.