VIDEO: The Remains of Six Pirates Found Off Cape Cod


A pirate ship wreck off the coast of Cape Cod is sharing some of it's secrets. The wreck - off the coast of Wellfleet - is that of the Whydah which went down in 1717. Scientists have been able to locate 6 skeletal remains of pirates from the ship. They're hoping to identify living descendants in New England.

They know the ship was Captained by Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy and have obtained DNA from a relative in England. With that they hope they can figure out which skeleton belongs to him.

Check out the news story from CBSN Boston.

Beach at sunset

Beach at sunset