Monday, June 06, 2011

Roman Ship Carried Live Fish Tank

  • A hydraulic system found on an ancient wreck suggests that the Romans traded live fish across the Mediterranean.
  • A lead pipe inserted in the hull near the keel provides the strongest evidence for a pumping system designed to suck the sea water in a fish tank.
  • Placed on the ship’s deck in the aft area, the fish tank could have housed 440 pounds of live fish. 
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