For decades, the infamous Bermuda Triangle has attracted the attention of researchers and explorers looking to better understand its mysterious, treacherous waters. The region, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, has long been a source of speculation concerning the disappearances of planes and ships, and the people aboard them.
Tomás R. Guilarte, neurotoxicologist and dean of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, will join explorers on Tuesday for the History Channel’s The Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters. The segment dives into the 1918 disappearance of the USS Cyclops, a ship carrying a crew of 309 people and over 10,000 tons of manganese ore, a material used in the production of steel.
Guilarte serves as the director of the Brain, Behavior and the Environment program at FIU, which brings together faculty, staff and students to explore how chemical elements like manganese affect public health.
Tune in to hear Guilarte and host Wayne Abbott as they discuss the potential impacts a cargo of manganese ore may have had on the Cyclops and the health of the ship's crew.
The Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters airs at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, on the History Channel.