by Russ Wagstaff
For each icon on the layer there is a link included in the information that appears for each ship that directs you to an informational site, run by the Eco-Nova group, that gives information and videos about shipwrecks, and provides numerous other resources for those interested. This group states on the above website that their goal “has always been to bring you to underwater sites that you might otherwise not see and to tell good factual stories to compliment our amazing underwater visuals.” The organization partners with National Geographic and several other companies to create documentaries and record the histories of shipwrecks and sunken vessels. These documentaries are titled “The Sea Hunters” and feature divers exploring sunken ships and recounting the history of the vessels. This layer serves as a companion and a link to the website for these documentaries, providing a map location to go along with the documented vessels from the series.
The ultimate goal for this group is to connect shipwreck enthusiasts and amass as much data as possible on the subject, allowing for more people to pursue this hobby more deeply.
This layer brings up icons marking locations of recent and well-known shipwrecks and provides a short description of each marked shipwreck when the icon is clicked on.
There are two icons, grey ships and gold ships, the gold ships mark the locations of shipwrecks that have been documented with video, and the grey markers are known shipwrecks but without a video available.
This is an example of one of the videos posted on this layer, specifically for the Carpathia.