The Lost 52 Project: Bringing History Back to Life

The Lost 52 Project: Bringing History Back to Life
The stern section of the USS Grunion—starboard view. (Image credit: Lost 52 Project)

The suggestion that we know more about the lunar surface than what lies beneath our oceans is something of a cliché these days.

It is also somewhat of an unfair assertion. Throughout history, civilizations have gazed upon the moon in wonderment and curiosity, mesmerized by its phases and cratered appearance. When attentions turned to the oceans, however, people were mostly presented with a featureless expanse of waves and weather—a place where sealife dwelled and monsters laid in wait. The small glimpses our ancestors had into the unknown depths became a rich source of legend and myth. 

Click here to read the full story in the digital issue of ON&T April 2021.

By Tim Taylor, President & Founder, Tiburon Subsea Research / Lost 52 Project

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