Monday November 7, 2022


Researchers have discovered a stone fish trap believed to be at least 11,000 years old off the coast of southeast Alaska, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The NOAA said a team of scientists from Sealaska Heritage Institute and NOAA Ocean Exploration was exploring an “underwater region” of southern southeast Alaska in May before discovering what NOAA believes to be the “oldest stone fish weir ever found in the world.”

Sunfish Inc., an academics and robotics company, confirmed the fish trap’s existence. 

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