3 Good evening. A walk on the beach... Searching for sea turtles: THAT'S what led to the discovery of the old ship. Some turtle patrollers happened upon a shipwreck off the coast between Vilano Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach in St.Johns County. Now ...archaeologists are trying to learn more about the ship. Channel 4's Elizabeth Campbell spoke to one expert about the history mystery. 3 3 00-0708-1357-1:09:43-1:54LKL INTRO - 0319 archeologists behind me are studying ancient shipwreck that was discovered wednesday by turtle patrollers here on south ponte vedra beach. Archeologists say they will treat this ship wreck just like police would a crime scene they will study and write down every single detail SOT - 5225 it does appear to be shipwreck and it looks like maybe not the oldest shipwreck weve ever found but first half of 1900s so it could be a little bit old great grandparents time something like that TRACK - It may not be the oldest he's ever seen -- but this shipwreck is still quite the excitement to Wednesday morning -- about a mile north of the GTM Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach. Meide is one of many archeologists from the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum investigating the wooden vessel skeleton. He says high winds and waves from a noreaster storm this week unearthed the wooden ribs and keel of the ship -- adding this is what archeologists live for.SOT - 5333 its always exciting for an archeologists to find a new shipwreck we know the first coast is littered with wrecks we had visitors to st augustine in the 1780s who said you clouldnt walk 50 paces down the beach without running into the old wooden bones of a ship wreck TRACK - Meide says archeologists took basic measurements and for the next couple of days will do a more detailed recording of the ship -- writing down and drawing every nail hole, spike and piece of timber. He says even though this isn't a spectacular wreck that will produce great treasures to go on display in their museum -- it still is an important piece of our maritime history.And these archeologists are already looking forward to our next noreaster.SOT - 5621 the storms here are great from the archologist point of view because you never know whats going to be appear there are always discoveries to be made after the storm has passed LKL TAG - 0349 archeologists tell me when they are through with their research they will most likely bury the shipwreck exactly where it was found. Reporting from SPVB, EC, C4, TLS.