The surrounding marine environment has physically altered the artifacts, creating a flourishing marine habitat. The bombards are highly oxidized as coral entirely conceals Bombard 1 and almost as much on Bombard 2. From hundreds of years of close habitat, Breech Block 1 is encrusted to Bombard 2. While the encrustation does cover most of the breechblocks, the rings and bore of the breechblocks are still visible.
A large anchor that measures 16 feet long from the intact crown to ring lies 18 feet directly east of Cannon 10. A significant brain coral is adjacent to the anchor's right side while orange encrusting sponge envelops the crown and lesser starlet coral resides on the shank.
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