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Fighting to Protect the Wrecks of Truk Lagoon

Scientists work to protect the World War II shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon and prevent them from releasing contaminants into the water.

How Shipwrecks Corrode

The shallower Truk Lagoon wrecks, and those in areas of higher current, are deteriorating more rapidly.

Can Truk Lagoon Be Saved?

The wrecks of Micronesia’s Truk Lagoon have withstood the corrosive effects of seawater for nearly 75 years — but how much more can they take?