PHOTOS: Pacific Shipwrecks Potentially Toxic Time Bombs

PHOTOS: Pacific Shipwrecks Potentially Toxic Time Bombs
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The Pacific waters of the small island nations forming the Federated States of Micronesia are strewn with World War II wrecks.

More than 50 lie in Chuuk Lagoon, an ecological treasure trove that's home to turtles, more than 200 species of fish, and at least one rare coral.

Wrecks are also found off Papua New Guinea and nearby smaller islands. Some 3,700 World War II shipwrecks are scattered throughout the Pacific.
—Map by National Geographic Magazine
 
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