Posted on September 1st, 2015

Your Imagery Work Break – Sunken Ship Along Madagascar Coastline

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I know you need a work break today, so before you step away from your desk for that break, check out this very cool image of the southern coastline of Madagascar close to Fort Dauphin. At the center of this image is a sunken ship that measures about 265 feet (at least the exposed portion does) and this wreck is just 125 feet off the coast. When I was in Madagascar in 2001, I actually spent time along this very coastline, at this time there were at least 5 huge sunken ships that could be seen in this shallow bay. The 60-cm color QuickBird image featured here is from March 28, 2004 and in it I could only find this single ship. Perhaps some have been removed? Either way, rumor has it that less than honest captains would run ships aground here to collect on their insurance – perhaps that is the truth, or perhaps just a Malagasy legend… (Image Courtesy: DigitalGlobe)

Have a great rest of your workday! 

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