Via my weekly reading of the unopen access journal Science, there is an interesting story about beeswax, huge freakin’ chunks of it, that occasionally wash ashore in Oregon’s Nehalem Bay. At low-low tides, a wooden hull is revealed in the bay bolstering the mystery of the “beeswax wreck”. A team is now investigating the wreck which they think may be a Spanish galleon that sank between 1650-1700. Why beeswax? Big trade item as the Catholic Church uses copious amounts of beeswax for its candles. More here.