Destination Reefs: USAT Liberty shipwreck at Tulamben, Bali Indonesia

by | May 27, 2012 | Advanced Aquarist | 0 comments

The US transport ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942, beached at Bali, and finally dislodged by a volcanic eruption in 1963 when she drifted to her final underwater resting place off the coast of Tulamben (Bali, Indoensia).  It’s amazing to see how many reef organisms now embrace a sunken war relic as their home.

Video by Lachie Smith.  The underwater footage begins at 1:40.

  • Leonard Ho

    I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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