From sunken treasures, to deep sea artifacts, these are 10 Unbelievable Discoveries in the South Pacific
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5. New Zealand Sunken Treasure
Divers who were cleaning a local harbor were rewarded with an amazing discovery of 868 gold coins! Finders Keepers! The harbor of Wellington has been quite messy lately and many glass bottles, and plastic materials were being removed but they never expected anything like this! They appear to be of high value but no one could figure out exactly why they were thrown away into the harbor. The crew couldn’t tell exactly where they were from and the coins origins are still somewhat of a mystery. After being down there for a long period of time, it’s believed the markings on them eroded. So we guess they won’t be giving them back to the original owner!
4. Vanuatu Skull
Trying to piece together the history of pacific islands can be difficult at times due to the lack of stone structures. Besides the Tongan gate and Easter Island, there really isn’t a ton of evidence on their ancient ancestors. Things that can survive the test of time, are skeletons. This 3,000 year old skull you see in this photo, was separated from the body and placed in an ancient pot. This comes from the Lapita culture who lived on the island of Vanuatu. This civilization inhabited many of the south pacific islands like Samoa, Tonga and all the way to eastern coast of Papua New Guinea Extensive scientific research was done and it’s believed that the Lapita culture are originally descendants from the island of Taiwan. These were found at the bottom of a Cemetery on Efate Island. This discovery also leads archaeologists to conclude that the Lapita were the first settlers of these micro islands
3. Jungle Debris
After all the intense fighting that took place in the South Pacific during world war two, there’s bound to be plenty of scraps from all kinds of military vehicles. People are still making discoveries of all the wreckage that took place between 1941-1945. Here in this photo we see an Imperial Japanese Fighter plane that was shot down during the Battle of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands. Children on the islands still play at the beaches, right next the debris of a Japanese Imperial Navy transport vessel. The islands could be scared for quite some time, even 70 years later. With advancements in drones and aerial technology, they’re able to locate more wreckage than ever before, like this Sherman tank left in the shallow waters of the Northern Mariana Islands.
2. Radiation on Bikini Atoll
Once the USA had captured much land in the South Pacific during world war II from the Japanese, they wanted to continue testing the weapons that won them the war to the absolute limit, and they would do so on their new territory. Bikini Atoll was where the US tested their most devastating weapons like the hydrogen bomb. Castle Bravo was the codename for the dry fuel hydrogen bomb that was detonated and the 2nd most power device ever detonated only behind russia’s tsar bomba. Bikini atoll was the site for 23 nuclear detonations. Researchers from Columbia University in the US recently discovered that the islands are still radioactive and no knows for sure when they’ll be safe to live here.
In 1944, there were more than 60 Japanese warships and 200 aircraft that met their watery grave in chuuk lagoon in the South Pacific, located west of Micronesia where an intense battle took place. This was one of Japan’s strategic bases that was wiped out by allied forces. On land, this place looks like a tropical paradise, but below the surface of the water lies the biggest graveyard of ships in the world. Due to its history and the spooky remains, it’s become a popular scuba diving location and left nearly untouched due to fear of bombs going off. It’s been rediscovered in recent years and explorers have had the opportunity to see the devastation. Here in this photo were see a tank covered in barnacles at the bottom of the lagoon. This photo here displays a car that was inside a Japanese ship that sank. Some scuba divers will even come across skulls.
I don't see ''sunken treasure'', I see lots of shit left behind by the USA army and navy polluting the seas and oceans, come and clean all your crap up!!
Tom Fisher (1 day ago)
Could your voice be any more irritating? Two words out of your mouth was enough to send me packing.
MarksBikeExports (1 day ago)
........first shot off ''american equipment'' shows a bunch of German Stukas,
Brett Hernan (1 day ago)
Scott McIntosh (2 days ago)
There's no such thing as a "dry fuel" hydrogen bomb. You will find no reference to any such thing in any other texts. "Dry fuel"? ⛲
💢Ironbottom Sound, TRUK Lagoon, NOT chuk!.
📺 This is a YouTube vid., I hope you weren't expecting professionalism 👎👎👎👎👎
Mark LaRue (3 days ago)
I should know better....2 minutes of my life gone forever
Matt Nobrega (5 days ago)
Robert Reynolds (6 days ago)
868 gold coins? That's strange there was a robbery there in the early 1900s but there were 3000 gold coins taken, Hmmm sounds like 2132 must have washed away or someone has trouble with their math?
David Bate (7 days ago)
The voice pitch of this guy is piercing, couldn't witch the whole video.
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Patrick Wood (7 days ago)
Ring of Fire in the South Pacific? Moron?
South West Florida Aerial (8 days ago)
why do all you guys who narrate these type of videos sound like someone is holding your nose?
rtboks (9 days ago)
the pacific islands were abused by French and American militaries testing their bombs using the implosion methods. Hence, possibilities of radiation are inherent.
tnt75142 (6 days ago)
rtboks Yes..very sad. They still dont know how to clean it up. Upset to think of it. Sad..mad
William Fulgham (6 days ago)
That's the reason the Atlantic Islands are so much cleaner and without any radiation whatsoever ( except for ambient in the atmosphere), even though there are so few of them compared to the Pacific.
Jambo Rmbac (9 days ago)
semi gods doesn't exist. Allah is the one and only God
Oso- Psycho (10 days ago)
that whale in New Zealand, I live in the bay and everybody knows what it is. Its the tourists that have no idea
SebaX (10 days ago)
Nr 10 of course it’s stupid, they could scrap the stuff and sell the metal. That’s a waste of materials/resources , so stupid .
Don Juan El Californio (10 days ago)
why didn't they just give it to the locals? that just makes the U.S. look bad..
Ronald Harrison (11 days ago)
Shit is that Lord Lucan?
dave no (11 days ago)
From the original news story. "
A total of 868 coins, some of which are of value, were found in three jars packed into a backpack.
Dive organiser Rob Wilson says some of the coins are old New Zealand currency and could be worth $20 each."
GOLD ??? HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA NOPE
Barry Smith (13 days ago)
Click bait crap you tube is full of it
The Laird (13 days ago)
I'm thinking about starting one of these channels up, it's quite clear that the facts, credible research or even simply a non aggravating accent/frequency range of commentary are of no boundary when it comes to subscription accumulation. Those facts alone could amaze people and may well feature in my first upload. Mind you they're all very true, that isn't keeping with the formula here.
The Laird (10 days ago)
+Steve Mfr Twice.
The Laird (10 days ago)
+Steve Mfr I'll look into that.
Steve Mfr (13 days ago)
You can even repeat yourself if you don't have enough material. You can even repeat yourself if you don't have enough material.
Frederick Wise (13 days ago)
Law at the time PRECLUDED THE SALE OF ANYTHING MANUFACTURED FOR WARTIME USE.AND IT COULD NOT BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE USA!!!!!
Johann W. Coltrane (14 days ago)
I had a boss who was a young radioman on a South Pacific atoll. At the end of the war they were ordered to dispose of a lot of gear. The 2.5 ton trucks (deuce and a half) were loaded with material, cranked up, and let go on the beaches to run into deep water (military truck engines could be fitted out with a snorkel; the driver just needed to keep his head above water). One truck went into the water, crossed the atoll, and was seen to climb the coral bar and back into the ocean. The radiomen had a local net they called "the mosquito net". They would discuss the waste of all this material and wonder why we were doing it. One night, after a bitch session, the commanding general of the area came on the net and asked them, "do you want to go home and get a job making new trucks, or do you want do go home and find out you can't get a job building trucks because the market is awash with cheap military surplus?" That and the cost of transporting the trucks home, then the cost of storing them seems to be the main reason so much was dumped.
Glenn Koch (10 days ago)
Yep that seems to be working out real well, Toyota loves building new cars and trucks for the USA. But if America wants some cheap steel, going for rock bottom prices they can always go fish out all the sunken ships and equipment they managed to" mis-place"
Ognjen Mali (15 days ago)
Is New Zealand in Bosnia ? I think it is under Bosnian rule
Ognjen Mali (11 days ago)
wow you are so smart, Thank you
Alan Hardman (12 days ago)
Ognjen Mali - New Zealand is an autonomous nation in the southern hemisphere, not a long distance from Australia. Bosnia is just barely able to rule itself in the northern hemisphere, thousands of miles away. What are you? A millennial? Or judging by your name, I'd guess you're one of the low-class (as opposed to an educated) Asian who needs to go back to school.
&c. (15 days ago)
The bluriness before each number is annoying
&c. (15 days ago)
Dave Newman (15 days ago)
No one dumped American equipment because they couldn't get a deal to sell it and to teach the locals a lesson. That is fake news...
byron,s Yard (15 days ago)
i found a bomb in the ocean once but the police were called and it was unactivated, luckily.
MrOramato (14 days ago)
Jesse Woody (16 days ago)
I want to know who numbered these and why? Why isn’t 2-7, or 9-4? Oh wait, I get it....It’s to make it sound more official.
Can you imagine if every compilation video of Russian car crashes was numbered? At least we all would be able to count to a million in Russian.....
mita bekrija (17 days ago)
shitty misleading video
Mark Abel (17 days ago)
Narrated by Pee Wee Herman...
Keijo Sandvik (19 days ago)
An otherwise interesting vid, but the voice-over guy has a monotone nasal drone and slurs his words. After 5 minutes I couldn't take any more and gave up. I'd recommend some voice coaching.
Bud Spofford (19 days ago)
Cannot listen to this voice.
Tom Fisher (1 day ago)
Then don't. Real simple.
Grayson Or (23 days ago)
Bikini attol at #2 is definitely where they got the idea for bikini bottom for spongebob if you look into it lol idk I'm just throwin some shit out there
Luke Warm (23 days ago)
I can't beleive he hasn't mentioned the structures at Nan Madol ? There in micronesia, but so is Truk/ Chuuk lagoon and he has included them ?
Spring Lamb (24 days ago)
Sculls ? Thats a war grave dick heads . Leave those alone MOTHER fuckers . United States and Japan NEED to try to CONTROL and STOP that . Sacred areas . WAR GRAVES. REST IN PEACE . SONS AND A WARRIORS .
SnowTiger45 (1 month ago)
Chuuk Lagoon is also known as Truk Lagoon.
Kairaly Uniforms (1 month ago)
2:07 looks like fortnite map
Rick Cruz (1 month ago)
I hid them gold coins to keep my now ex-wife away from them. I would like them back now!
nick boch (1 month ago)
what's a more-ray eel?..you sound gay.thumb down.
billio steam (14 days ago)
You write gay ya candy ass moron !
D. D.D. (1 month ago)
Love to see inside that barnacle covered tank.
Steve Lamperta (1 month ago)
See how ignorant and selfish they are ! They could have just gave the equipment to the people on the island but instead they dumped it in the ocean ! I am ashamed of my own race !
Elvir Redzepovic (15 days ago)
Race and nationality....Look up the difference. Always good to know what you are talking about when posting on the net so that the world doesn't see just how uneducated you are.
diesel (1 month ago)
This is bullshit..the voice for a start signifies it will be..oh no here we go
The killer whale remains in NZ were not scary..for god sake get a real job..only this narrator was scared as he always is..and exaggerates everything..
Simon Busson (1 month ago)
Shit cunt Americans
Marvin Cooper (1 month ago)
Genuine American - honest.
James Wewerka (1 month ago)
Finally running out of subject matter I see....
Dangles (1 month ago)
this fucker who does the narration on this sounds like he is having his balls squeezed while a another guy is jizzing him.................
NUMB IMMUNE (1 month ago)
I'm 43 and for the first time ever, I seen a black diver, 2 of them.
mnpd3 (1 month ago)
Got my doubts about the pictures of the ""gold" coins. Gold doesn't rust, tarnish or erode.
Jack Morgan (1 month ago)
Tree lobsters are in the Ocala National Forest in Florida.
Glenn Koch (10 days ago)
No big deal,... We have drop bears over here in Australia, very LARGE dropbears that will crush you on impact, they inhabit all kinds of trees and bushes and can be found everywhere, recently they've been seen in the cities swinging off buildings, best part of them is their Urine
Thomas Potterf (1 month ago)
Yea. Just keep hammering away at our fathers of WW2 ,they’re the reason you have the spoiled uninformed life your generation lives. What patriotic accomplishments can you claim. Probably similar things as the creep in Washington that harassed the old Native American Veteran.
Jeannine Summers (1 month ago)
the military needs to clean up their OWN mess!!! Disrespectful to the Earth, disrespectful to humanity!
Glenn Koch (10 days ago)
Disrespectful to their own country and services they stand for, as well. Imagine if we all took our shit over there and dumped in their rivers, including nuclear materials
Dale Felton (1 month ago)
the tank at number one is called a Ha-Go it is a light tank
Scott Sloop (1 month ago)
You forgetted the World Discoverer Ship in the Solomon Islands
624TG (1 month ago)
Who would be insane to go int a building like that?
Da Eel (1 month ago)
Every time USA they just cause distraction in the world
Flap Zapple (1 month ago)
Martin Eastburn (1 month ago)
The gold coins ? melting away ? if Pacific likely from a rich person or bank that stored it there to protect it from invasion of the Axis forces.
Glenn Koch (10 days ago)
Gold doesn't tarnish in salt water or fresh, possibly could have come from a potential robbery victim not handing over the loot or possibly aliens were trying to put it on the edge of the wharf, and opp'sed an inch
sponge head (1 month ago)
That's no killer whale! Looks like a dinosaur like Nessy!
Tom Carpenter (1 month ago)
The way he says Tonga is so wrong, and its annoying
Jim Halpert (2 months ago)
Ken Elliott (2 months ago)
THIS GUY IS SO SJW ITS NOT FUNNY ..NO FACTS JUST FEELINGS
Ken Elliott (2 months ago)
DUDE YOUR A PLUG O..ALL YOUR CRAP YOU DO HAS FCKD UP FACTS BIG TIME..MOST OF THE TIME YOU HAVE NOT A CLUE
patentsvnc (2 months ago)
No! I refuse to believe fighter plane wreckage in the south Pacific. I'm calling you on this one.
cheesecake clan (2 months ago)
Number 10 duck my dick
Frank Nowakowski (2 months ago)
Marki Faux (2 months ago)
Get your naval cavities scraped idiot. You sound ridiculous
Wilton Smith (2 months ago)
What a load of crap.
Jon Fortier (2 months ago)
I agree with Gullio's comment very irritating high school know it all boys voice … though the suggestion that he should be shot is a little extreme … just a nice friendly ass kicking would be more appropriate …
Joey Racano (2 months ago)
Military waste dumped into the ocean. Oil rigs to reefs. ships to reefs and now military and construction equipment to reefs. Well I can make all the same points with shopping carts to reefs. Clean up your garbage dudes. BTW the people who refused to buy the bulldozers- did it ever occur to anybody they didn't want to bulldoze their beautiful island?
B spillers00 (2 months ago)
His voice is worse than nails on a chalkboard
Gary Petschow (3 months ago)
Alan (3 months ago)
Why do Americans pronounce Tonga as Tong- Ga
It is pronounced Tong- a
Alan (1 month ago)
lynette smith wtf
lynette smith (1 month ago)
TONGA WITH AN ALMOST "SIL#ENTG""TG"" WOULDE EVEN MORE CORR#ECT PRONOUNCIATION OD PO(LYNESIAN DIALECTS YES? OR NO?
Shawn Greene (3 months ago)
They are all believable.
Juan Pascal Luciano Bravado (3 months ago)
A guy sitting on a log next to some World War Two plane wreckage? Wow!! No way!!! I can’t believe it!! That took my breath away!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CIRCLING HIM IN RED!!!!!
Glenn Koch (10 days ago)
Yeah as we can only imagine, the child uses the plane parts as his cubby house, and when he gets bored, he peels off panels and goes out surfing on it, in a oil infested, ship wrecked encrusted lagoon, side stepping around sunken mines and dead bodies
Singing Willy (3 months ago)
What a nob. SUPERFICIAL POORLY RESEARCHED CRAP
rapskallion (3 months ago)
4:40 TIL gold coins are eroded by water.
Earl Bailey (3 months ago)
This voice is very annoying!
Jimmie Allen (3 months ago)
Bloody crock of SHIT mate!!
Damon Terrill (3 months ago)
the video was interesting and quickly reading through the comments are also interesting the way people pick each other apart and pick the video apart looking for faults , insulting each other trying to get one up on each other . It makes it easy to understand why there is so much disturbance and war in the world and in the worlds history when something as simple as some random guys video can create so much controversy
Dave & Dixie's High Strangeness -Sasquatch Anomaly (3 months ago)
That tree lobster is wicked!
Bikerbee (3 months ago)
What a shit voice over .
William Harvey (3 months ago)
B O R I N G
Paul Beebe (3 months ago)
They dumped equipment on EVERY ISLAND. The Marshalls, Saipan, Guam, Palau, etc... all have million dollar points....
Gay Nell Cantrell (3 months ago)
Interesting animals ...i wish I could visit these places
Antonio deCarmoducci (3 months ago)
Dencil Dean (3 months ago)
Why the hell did they not give it away ?
chris ortiz (4 months ago)
They should have kept the vehicles for history and to preserve them.
Joseph Brendel (4 months ago)
Fock Lung (4 months ago)
That beautiful rainbow is in the same shape as the Firmamen 😱! 😉
FlatlandMando (4 months ago)
Nov.11th. is a good time to think about the waste of war. Any nation has at the top, people who will not be combatants but they assemble & create the wars. It is the peons who get peed on. Always been that way.
Tom Fisher (1 day ago)
Yeah sure. The people who cause wars are not listening and could not care less about your Pollyanna attitude.
Thanarach Komkon (4 months ago)
Raffaro (4 months ago)
Me thinks being ENSLAVED by the Japanese would of brought forth a smidgen more angst for the locals on Vanuatu.
SPOOKSTR (4 months ago)
I found Thompson machine guns, both US and Japanese pistols, Mitsubishi Zero, P-51 Mustang and P-38 Lightning and a US tank at Guadalcanal.
Lucy Peco (4 months ago)
#8 Astronomical? You meant Astrological, no?
CHOPPERGIRL's AIRWAR (4 months ago)
They did this to a whole lot of P-38 fighter planes, just bulldozed them or pushed them into the ocean. The reason was even though they were a top fighter, the P-51 was a lot more easy to maintain as it only had one engine. The P-51 would continue to be used into the Korean War. At any rate, considering the considerable expense to manufacturer anything and get it to a remote island... dumping anything in the ocean that could be reused or repurposed in any kind of way was a huge douche bag asshole thing to do.
Scott Oiab (4 months ago)
Video is garbage.
Jaime (4 months ago)
Wow i wonder why the world hates americans??? Hmmm. Probably because they think they own everything and can do whatever the hell they want. How come they dont have to clean up their own crap? Too fat or too lazy??
brianmann01 (4 months ago)
Actually if you reduce the playback speed to .75, his voice goes into "totally stoned" mode and makes it much more entertaining.
Stephen Hurd (4 months ago)
Uhh stop talking out of your ass. You have no idea what your talking about.