Track ships close to the Baltic Sea anomaly in realtime
However, one might glean some insight into the happenings surrounding the anomaly by looking at the map. There have been some activity close to the supposed location of the anomaly involving survey ships specializing in hydrographical measurements (i.e. bottom measurements, with particular emphasis on marine geographical features). Of course, this might be routine operations, but is still noteworthy.
The military exercise that some refer to in relation to the Ocean Explorer’s mission is called BALTOPS. It’s an annual exercise that’s been going on since 1971. And while the Baltic Sea may seem a small place, the BALTOPS exercise is nowhere near the supposed location of the object (it’s happening in the south of the Baltic Sea). The news floating around about the military blocking the Ancylus from entering the area of the anomaly is false. It’s simply an erroneous Google translation of an interview one of the team members gave before they left harbour (coupled with some sensationalistic writing).
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