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Creepy shipwreck revealed by shifting sands on North Carolina beach

The creepy skeleton of an 86-year-old shipwreck has been revealed by the shifting sands of a North Carolina beach.

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted an image of the wreck on Facebook June 1. The wreck is the G.A. Kohler, a four-masted schooner that became stranded on Hatteras Island in August 1933. “The ship was sailing south along the Outer Banks when a hurricane passed through causing the ship to crash onto the beach,” officials explained. “All crew members were rescued, but the ship lay stranded for a decade.”

MYSTERIOUS 19TH-CENTURY SHIPWRECK DISCOVERED BY ACCIDENT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

During World War II, the ship was burned for her iron fittings, leaving the shipwreck “skeleton” that is sometimes visible when sands shift.

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The shipwreck revealed on Hatteras Island. (Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

“This shipwreck is just one of hundreds that have crashed along the North Carolina coast, which gained the name the Graveyard of the Atlantic,” explained the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. “With the shifting sands, shipwrecks will be uncovered and recovered over and over again.”

SEARCH FOR LOST SEA CONTAINERS LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF 16TH-CENTURY DUTCH SHIPWRECK

Shipwrecks have been generating plenty of attention recently. A mysterious 19th-century shipwreck, for example, was recently discovered by researchers testing underwater drone equipment in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Earlier this year a search for shipping containers that fell off a merchant ship during a storm led to the discovery of a historic 16th-century shipwreck in Dutch waters.

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Mysterious 3,000-year-old fingerprints found at ancient site

Mysterious 3,000-year-old fingerprints have been found in bricks at an archaeological site in the United Arab Emirates.

The fingerprints were found at the Hili 2 site in Abu Dhabi, which is part of the Al Ain UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In a Facebook post, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism said that the fingerprints could offer vital clues to archaeologists. The fingerprints, they explain “indicate the adoption of an advanced technique in construction.”

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The National reports that ancient craftsmen used their hands to make indentations in the mud bricks. The indentations would be used to contain the mortar that held the walls together.

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The fingerprints were found in bricks at the Hili 2 archaeological site in Abu Dhabi. (Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi)

Experts at the Hili 2 site also discovered a fascinating array of ancient artifacts. “Among the finds were well-preserved clay ovens containing dozens of burnt stones, which are thought to have been used to heat stones and then cook meat to prepare food,” officials explain in the post.

Other items found of the site include pottery fragments. An elaborately-engraved gazelle seal was also uncovered. The seal “was likely used to stamp clay materials for decoration or for administration purposes,” according to officials.

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The clay seal discovered at the Hili 2 archaeological site. (Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi)

The Hili site is famous for its sophisticated irrigation system that dates back to the Iron Age. “The property provides important testimony to the transition of cultures in the region from hunting and gathering to sedentarization,” says UNESCO on its website.

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The Hili 2 archaeological site is revealing its secrets. (Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi)

Other ancient sites in Abu Dhabi have been revealing their secrets. In 2018, an archaeological dig on Marawah Island, revealed an ancient “house of the dead,” according to The National.

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Missing Lewis Chessman found in drawer could be worth more than $1M

An ivory chess piece purchased for less than $10 was recently identified as one of the missing Lewis Chessman, 900-year-old artifacts dating back to the Viking era, which could be worth over $1 million dollars.

The medieval chess piece was originally purchased for $7.50 by an antique dealer in Scotland in 1964. It was passed down through his family, but they never realized its significance.

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“For many years it resided in a drawer in [my mother’s] home where it had been carefully wrapped in a small bag,” the family, who wished to remain anonymous, said in a statement obtained by the Independent.

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The piece, the equivalent of a rook, is one of five missing from a hoard of 93 other pieces discovered in 1831. (Tristan Fewings/Sotheby’s via AP)

The family brought the piece to Sotheby’s auction house in London for a free assessment, the BBC reported. Sotheby’s said Monday it could go for between $670,000 and $1.26 million at auction.

The Lewis Chessmen are intricate, expressive chess pieces in the form of Norse warriors, carved from walrus ivory in the 12th century. The pieces are considered to be symbolic of European civilization, the BBC reported.

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A hoard of 93 pieces was discovered in 1831 on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis. It is now held in both the British Museum in London and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh — but five of the chess pieces were missing.

This piece, the equivalent of a rook, is the first of the missing pieces to be identified.

“There are still four out there somewhere. It might take another 150 years for another one to pop up,” Sotheby’s European sculpture expert Alexander Kader told the Independent.

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Kader went on to say that the find is “one of the most exciting and personal rediscoveries to have been made during my career.”

The piece will be auctioned July 2.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Deaths of 75 gray whales stump biologists

Biologists from the U.S. government have launched a special investigation into the deaths of over 75 gray whales that washed ashore the U.S. West Coast and Canada over the past few months, appearing abnormally thin and weak.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) called the mass whale deaths, which occurred from Alaska to California, an “unusual mortality event,” which may force officials to donate more resources so they can determine the cause.

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A stranded dead gray whale is pictured at Leadbetter Point State Park, Washington, U.S. in this April 3, 2019 handout photo. A necropsy found that it was unusually thin. John Weldon for the Northern Oregon/Southern Washington Marine Mammal Stranding Program under NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program/Handout via REUTERS. (RT Grey Whale)

Officials at NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service say 37 gray whale corpses have washed ashore on the California coastline, three in Oregon, 25 in Washington, five in Alaska, and five in British Columbia, according to Reuters.

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John Calambokidis, a biology and gray whale expert with the Cascadia Research Collective, says he’s now seeing gray whales in unusual places. Whales have been spotted in San Francisco Bay, where he says they face a greater risk of getting hit by boats.

“We are seeing lots of live gray whales in unusual areas, some of them clearly emaciated, trying to feed,” Calambokidis said.

The whales are reported having little body fat, which leads experts to suspect the event was caused by dwindling food sources, impacted by the rapidly warming waters of the northern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea in Alaska.

Scientists say the warming temperatures is a consequences of climate change, which is helping to melt ice in the Bering and Chukchi seas to record lows.

“The Arctic is changing very, very quickly, and the whales are going to have to adjust to that,” Sue Moore, a University of Washington oceanographer, told Reuters.

Moore says the lack of sea ice may be reducing the supply of tiny crustaceans called amphipods, which are the gray whales primary food source.

Gray whales travel to Alaska in the summer to consume the food necessary to survive the migration south towards Mexico and without the necessary nutrients it would be difficult to survive the trip.

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Other scientists however, have a different theory. David Weller, a biologist at Southwest Fisheries Science Center in San Diego, believes the whales have reached a population capacity. He says the current population of North Pacific gray whales is now 27,000, the highest number documented by the agency since it started recording data in 1967.

“Keep in mind that carrying capacity is not a hard ceiling, but that it’s a shifting threshold,” Weller said, according to Reuters. “In some years or period of years the environment is capable of supporting more whales than in other years.”

Reuters says the last major West Coast gray whale die-off occurred in 1999 and 2000 when El Nino caused ocean waters to heat up dramatically.

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18 new Earth-size exoplanets pop up in old Kepler planet-hunting data

Scientists scouring old Kepler Space Telescope data have tracked down 18 more relatively small exoplanets imaged by the famed planet-hunting observatory.

While most of the planets orbit close to their parent stars and have scorching surface temperatures of up to about 1,830 degrees Fahrenheit (1,000 degrees Celsius), one world orbits a small red dwarf star in an area called the “habitable zone.” That term is usually defined as the area around a star where a rocky planet could host liquid water on its surface. However, life is never a slam-dunk, and on this world, it would be particularly tricky because red dwarfs put out killer X-rays that could make living on nearby planets a challenge, even for microbes.

A new computer algorithm flushed out the hidden planets from data gathered by K2, Kepler’s late-in-life observing program. K2 was developed after several of Kepler’s gyroscopes (devices that allow a telescope to maintain a consistent orientation in space) had ceased working by 2013 after four years of operations in space, well exceeding their design lifetime.

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Scientists figured out how to stabilize the telescope’s pointing using the constant pressure of particles streaming from the sun, hopping around from time to time to protect its sensors from solar light. Kepler found its planets using the “transit method,” which notices when a planet passes in front of its parent star and produces a drop in brightness.

K2 allowed Kepler to observe 100,000 more stars before the telescope ran out of fuel in 2018, including 517 stars that scientists had already spotted planets orbiting. The researchers behind the new study decided to revisit those stars with a new data-processing algorithm.

“Standard search algorithms attempt to identify sudden drops in brightness,” lead author René Heller, an astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, said in a statement. “In reality, however, a stellar disk appears slightly darker at the edge than in the center. When a planet moves in front of a star, it therefore initially blocks less starlight than at the mid-time of the transit. The maximum dimming of the star occurs in the center of the transit just before the star becomes gradually brighter again.”

The new algorithm attempted to plot a more realistic “light curve,” or pattern of dimming as the planet moves across the face of a distant star. This made it easier to find small planets in the data: The new planets Heller and his colleagues found range from 70% the size of Earth to double our planet’s size. The research team says their new algorithm also makes it somewhat easier to spot small planets amid natural brightness fluctuations of a star, such as those caused by sunspots, and other variables in observation.

More Earth-size exoplanets might be lurking in the data. Planets that orbit more frequently around a star have a greater chance of being spotted, because they pass in front of the star more often. But planets that are farther away might have gone undetected in the data, since their crossings are less frequent.

The researchers plan to apply their algorithm to the rest of the Kepler data, and say they may yield up to 100 new Earth-size worlds.

Two papers based on the research were published this month in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Original article on Space.com.

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Massive 800-pound alligator named ‘Mighty Mike’ arrives at Arizona aquarium

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An 800-pound alligator named “Mighty Mike” is calling an Arizona aquarium his new home, making him what some believe is the largest gator outside Florida.

The 14-foot long reptile arrived at the OdySea Aquarium near Scottsdale on Monday, and he will make his debut to visitors on Friday, according to a post on Instagram from the aquarium.

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Mighty Mike — who was captured in 2000 — will spend a year at the aquarium as an “ambassador” for alligators, teaching visitors about the shrinking habitats of the reptiles, according to AZ Central.

“We want people to be excited to see him,” Dave Peranteau, OdySea’s director of animal care and conservation, told the outlet. “But we also want to raise awareness of the importance of conservation, that animals like Mike will continue to exist only if we take measures that ensure their survival.”

Mighty Mike was transported to OdySea in an 11-foot wooden crate stored in the back of a van with his handler Bruce Shwedick, AZ Central reported. Their 2,200-mile road trip took them five days from the Florida-based alligator farm called Gatorama.

The alligator and Shwedick have traveled thousands of miles to talk about gator conservation at parks, aquariums and zoos, according to the outlet, ever since Shwedick rescued Mike from being euthanized.

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The outlet reported that in 2000, Mighty Mike refused to leave a boat ramp around Lake Talquin near Tallahassee, Fla., so Shwedick decided to adopt the massive reptile. Shwedick eventually went on to co-found the Crocodilian Conservation Center of Florida, according to the outlet.

Though they have a long friendship — Shwedick even told AZ Central his voice calms Mighty Mike — the alligator handler knows to stay careful.

“If he were ever to get a grip on my thumb, he could drag me one step at a time, very slowly, underwater. And there would be nothing I could do,” he said.

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Huge 3-legged alligator hobbles across Florida golf course, appears at woman’s home

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It may not be uncommon to see an alligator in the Sunshine State, but one Florida woman had an unusual experience when she saw a three-legged gator hobbling toward her.

Lori Greenberg of Bonita Springs caught the moment on camera when the gator, which appeared to be missing a leg, came toward her across the green at the Bonita National Golf Course and Country Club. At one point, the gator appears to stop and rest, video of the event shows.

“3 legged alligator coming to take a rest outside my lanai. Yikes!” she later wrote on Facebook, sharing both the footage and an up-close shot of the huge reptile.

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The gator then “stared inside for hours,” she said, according to Sputnik News.

“Wow that’s a little too close for comfort!” one person commented on Greenberg’s video.

“That’s quite possible scarier than a four-legged alligator! Officially creeped out,” wrote another.

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“The poor thing — I’m sure it’s exhausted and needs the rest!” said a third.

It’s not currently clear what happened to the gator or if Greenberg called local animal control for assistance in removing the prehistoric-looking creature.

The news comes after a “massive” gator was recently removed from beside a children’s school bus stop in the state — but not before it performed a so-called “death roll.”

Lori Greenberg did not immediately return Fox News’ request for additional comment on Wednesday.

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Breaking record for deepest dive, explorer says Pacific’s Mariana Trench ‘incredibly peaceful place’

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Victor Vescovo took the journey to what is believed to be the deepest point mankind has visited in any ocean — finding shocking things from new species to human trash — and told Fox News on Tuesday that the discovery of plastic in such far reaches proves the need for more vigilance to protect the oceans.

He took the Challenger Deep to the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, calling the depths below “an incredibly peaceful place” in an interview on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

He broke the record for the deepest dive. His dive went 52 feet lower than a 1960 dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench completed by U.S. Navy lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard in a vessel called the bathyscaphe Trieste. Movie director James Cameron made the descent in 2012 but failed to beat out the record.

The entire journey took nearly 12 hours — four hours to descend, four hours spent at the bottom, and then about four hours to ascend again.

Vescovo, a businessman and amateur pilot who has also traversed the highest mountain peaks, including Mount Everest, said the goal of the expedition was to go to areas of the waters that were unexplored.

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“I think more,” he told Shepard Smith, noting he feels the ocean has more to teach humanity over outer space.

“So much of it is unmapped… Two-thirds of our planet hasn’t been explored,” he said, speaking of the ocean world underwater. “What we don’t know, we don’t know.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Great white shark weighing 2,137 pounds heading toward Outer Banks, researchers say

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A 2,137-pound great white shark is headed toward North Carolina’s Outer Banks, researchers have said.

The 15-foot shark named Luna “pinged in” last week off the coast of the Carolinas, according to a Facebook post from international great white shark research organization, OCEARCH.

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Luna was over the so-called Charleston Bump, a “deepwater bottom feature 80 to 100 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The bump is a deepwater bank, the organization said on its website, and deflects the flow of the Gulf Stream.

Luna was heading toward the Outer Banks, according to The Charlotte Observer.

OCEARCH’s post also mentioned that a 12-foot, 9-inch great white shark named Caroline was closer to Edisto Beach in South Carolina.

On Monday, Caroline pinged in again off the coast of Georgia, the organization said on Twitter.

A “ping” occurs when a tagged shark’s dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water, transmitting a signal to a satellite, the organization told the Pensacola News Journal.

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In April, a 1,688-pound great white named Miss Costa pinged in off the Gulf of Mexico, according to OCEARCH.

While it isn’t unusual for great whites to swim through the Gulf of Mexico, Miss Costa’s cruise through the Florida Panhandle is significant because a ping from a large female that far north into the Gulf is rare, OCEARCH said in a news release at the time.

The organization said it hopes that tracking Miss Costa and other great white sharks will help to understand the movement patterns of sharks in the Gulf.

Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

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2,600-year-old military castle uncovered in Egypt

An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed the ancient remnants of a 2,600-year-old military castle, meaning it dates back nearly three millennia.

The castle was found in the North Sinai province, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said in a Facebook post. The government agency said that they were able to find the North-East Corner Tower and the remains of the South-East Corner Tower, as well as the extension of the south wall. The castle was dated to the Psamtik era, which ran from 664 to 610 B.C.

“So far, the excavation works are completed to discover the remains of architectural installations inside the castle,” the Ministry of Antiquities wrote in the post. “This is the historic castle that the mission revealed on its eastern wall in 2008 and was built on the ruins of this castle another castle that has been previously revealed on the site.”

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ANCIENT TOMB OF MYSTERIOUS MAN DISCOVERED IN EGYPT

“The mud brick-constructed castle that belonged to the 26th dynasty is the oldest historically,” Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in the post.

Dr. Nadia Khader, head of the central administration, said that the oldest castle built its walls in a different manner than later castles and had varying heights of the walls, ranging from 7 meters to 17 meters.

“The walls of the older castle were different in its design of the newest castle, where rooms [were] filled with sand,” Khader said in the post. “Pottery and dem were built inside the walls of the fences at regular distances, perhaps the purpose of reducing pressure on the 11 M Castle Wall Body, and maybe these rooms are also used as rainwater banks and are a feature of architecture during the Zionist era. The oldest castle is also likely to be the largest space of the castle previously discovered.”

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Hesham Hussein, chairman of the North Sinai archeological site, said that the castle had 16 towers, including rooms that were found for soldiers who helped to secure the castle.

China’s state-run news agency Xinhua was the first to report the news.

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DOZENS OF MUMMIES, INCLUDING MOTHER AND CHILD, DISCOVERED IN EGYPTIAN TOMB

Egypt continues to reveal fresh details of its rich history. Archaeologists, for example, recently uncovered the 2,500-year-old remains of a powerful ancient Egyptian high priest. In another project, the secrets of a mysterious “Tomb of the Warriors,” were revealed in a PBS documentary.

Archaeologists have also discovered the wreck of an extremely rare vessel that traveled the Nile around 2,500 years ago, solving an ancient puzzle.

Elsewhere in Egypt, researchers found a large ram-headed sphinx that is linked to King Tutankhamun’s grandfather. In other projects, a teenage girl’s skeleton was discovered in a mysterious grave near the Meidum pyramid, south of Cairo.

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