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This is what the 'sea monster' ship looks like after being sunken for a year in the Gulf

by William Axford 28 Jan 21:08 GMT
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department divers check out wildlife in artificial reefs. © Texas Parks And Wildlife Department

It's been a year since the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Artificial Reef Program sunk a monster watercraft nearly 60 miles offshore from Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico and it's brimming with life.

A 371-foot long vessel named "The Kraken" was repurposed at the Gulf's bottom after staring out as a cargo ship in Japan. Built in 1984, the ship was towed from Trinidad to Brownsville in May 2016 and was sunk in order to become a reef.

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