In an excerpt from his book ‘Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America’s Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt,’ journalist and searcher Daniel Barbarisi recounts how he got to open Fenn’s chest and examine what was inside
The decade-long hunt captured the world's attention, but when it finally ended in June, everyone still wanted to know: Who had solved the mystery? This week, as legal proceedings threaten his anonymity, a 32-year-old medical student is ready to go on the record.
Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand. Are the oceans finally getting their moon-shot moment?
From peeing in geysers to stealing linens
Authorities have called off the official search for Randy Bilyeu, but treasure hunters continue to comb the area for leads