Gulf oil spill could hasten corrosion of shipwrecks

Metal parts decay more slowly in pristine water, study finds

3D scan with World War II U-boat

SUNKEN TREASURE  Oil spewed during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill may quicken the corrosion of historical shipwrecks such as the World War II U-boat U-166, pictured here in a 3-D scan of the seafloor.

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