Of course, any riches deep on the ocean floor that are discovered by locals within a six mile distance must go to the state of Florida. This was not the case prior to the fabulous discoveries by Key West's most famous treasure hunter, Mel Fisher. Once Mel Fisher began excavating his finds the state of Florida stepped in and changed the laws regarding sunken treasures ... reining in the boundary from a twelve mile designation to a six mile legal distance. As expected from government, this would ensure the state of Florida enourmous riches from future discoveries. Now, the question is how much treasure does the state have from all this and what are they (have they) done to clean the beautiful Florida waters including the Everglades?