Thursday, March 06, 2008

Is Tampa's Odyssey Marine Exploration sitting on more shipwreck treasure?

Odyssey Marine Exploration may be sitting on more sunken treasure than previously thought.

When the Tampa company announced last May that it had retrieved more than 500,000 coins from a wreck code-named "Black Swan," outsiders swiftly guessed that Odyssey had found the Merchant Royal, a British merchant ship that sank in 1641 with -- it is believed -- a substantial supply of coins aboard.

That conventional wisdom has changed, however. Today, many knowledgeable observers believe the "Black Swan" and the Merchant Royal are two different wrecks. The good news for Odyssey is that it may be in possession of both. . . .

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