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What We Do A Short Documentary Series podcast episode 5 Jeff Kaeli

Searching for a $17 Billion Underwater Treasure | Jeff Kaeli, Oceanographic Engineer

300 years ago, a ship carrying treasures worth $17 billion sank off the coast of Columbia. In 2015, a group set out to find it.

That group included oceanographic engineer Jeff Kaeli, one of five team members from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Having dreamed of discovering a shipwreck since he was a kid, Jeff was hopeful that the advanced technology at their fingertips would help them uncover a piece of long-lost history. But after being missing for 300 years, the chances they’d find the ship weren’t in their favor.