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Oil spill threatens Gulf shipwrecks

The infamous BP oil spill is threatening the Gulf of Mexico's history of pirates, sea battles and World War II shipwrecks. The Gulf is lined with wooden shipwrecks, American-Indian shell midden mounds, World War II casualties, pirate colonies, historic hotels and old fishing villages. esearchers now fear this treasure seeker's

Oil spill threatens prehistoric sites

That crazy gulf coast oil spill is theatening prehistoric archaeolgical sites along the Gulf Coast. Noel Stowe said there are about 1,000 sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, many of which have never been explored. Similar sites are in other Gulf Coast states, he said. The sites, called shell middens,