Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jim Delgado, Director of Maritime Heritage, NOAA office of National Marine Sanctuaries

A chat with friend Dr. James P. Delgado, marine archaeologist. Jim who serves as the Director of Maritime Heritage in the NOAA office of National Marine Sanctuaries, has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. His undersea explorations include RMS Titanic, the discoveries of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic's survivors, and the notorious "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, as well as surveys of USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, the sunken fleet of atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll, the polar exploration ship Maud, wrecked in the Arctic, the 1846 wreck of the United States naval brig Somers, whose tragic story inspired Herman Melville's Billy Budd, and Sub Marine Explorer, a civil war-era find and the world's oldest known deep-diving submarine.


* Apologies for the audio in a few places - radio interference*

More about Jim Delgado here: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/contact_us.html

More about Maritime Heritage here: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime

More about NOAA Oceans Explorer here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos

More about Exploration Vessel Nautilus here: http://www.nautiluslive.org

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