What are you looking for when you explore a shipwreck?
We want clues that can tell us about the time period. For example, a ship made from wood might be older than one made from iron. We also look for ceramic containers called amphoras. These were used by many ancient cultures to carry goods, like oil or wine. Each region had its own style. Finding one can tell us when a wreck happened or where a ship was from.
Are there any mysteries you’re dying to solve?
There’s a ship that sank off the coasts of Cyprus and Lebanon. It was full of ancient artifacts. No one knows why it sank or where it went. It would be incredible to find it.
Why is your job important?
The world’s oceans hold a record of human history. So many things—from ships to cities—have been submerged in water and forgotten. There is so much to find underwater. We know less about the ocean than we do about the surface of the moon!