Who Owns The Black Swan? Pt II

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Yesterday in Part I, I noted that a Spanish newspaper published a picture allegedly from a port employee showing a coin with a bust of King Charles III, ruler of Spain in the 18th century, suggesting the Black Swan was indeed Spanish. Greg Stemm, co-founder of Odysssey Marine Exploration stated the coin featuring Charles pictured in the papers is not from the wreck. Yesterday Roy stated that the picture in the paper was from the Franklin Mint Website (above). The newly developed Merchant Royal Shipwreck Blog (interesting indeed) notes that the picture below is the picture from the Spanish paper. I cannot confirm this as I have not seen the original photo in the Spanish paper (ABC). This site seems to support the idea that the Spanish press lied.

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Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.


2 Replies to “Who Owns The Black Swan? Pt II”

  1. Well at least they gave Charlie some soft focus; because let’s face it: the man was ugly.

  2. That first image is actually much larger than it appears on screen, and the WIDTH= and HEIGHT= tags are being used to scale it down. You might want to avoid that – it slows down both download and rendering for people with (respectively) slow Net connections or slow computers. It would be better to make a small image and let it display at full size – possibly with a link to the large version for those who want to click to see it.

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