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Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! Exhibit To Open At Discovery Times Square

SHIPWRECK! allows visitors to experience the thrill of shipwreck exploration while investigating some of the world's greatest maritime stories and mysteries. Featuring authentic shipwreck artifacts recovered by Odyssey in the Atlantic Ocean, English Channel and Mediterranean Sea, the exhibit takes visitors on a voyage through more than 2,000 years of seafaring history. A variety of authentic shipwreck treasure, decorative porcelain figurines, personal items such as combs and tooth brushes and even the 300-year-old logarithmic calculator on a folding rule – the oldest ever recovered on a shipwreck site – are on display in the exhibit.

The fascinating story of one of America's most famous shipwrecks, the Civil War-era SS Republic, is a highlight of the exhibit. The Republic's vivid history including its historical connection to New York City is brought to life by the wide variety of treasure and artifacts on display.First-hand accounts from the passengers aboard the Republic during her final stormy journey departing from the New York harbor help paint the picture of her tragic demise.

The pioneering techniques and technology that allowed Odyssey to discover some of the most famous shipwreck sites in the world are also presented. A full-size replica of ZEUS, Odyssey's eight-ton Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) which acts as the archaeologist's hands and eyes in the deep ocean will also be on display.

Guests can test their skills by attempting to pick up artifacts with an operable model of ZEUS' robotic arm. An interactive version of the SS Republic photomosaic takes guests to the SS Republic which lies 1,700 feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can zoom in on specific areas of the photomosaic to find artifacts as small as a gold coin or a domino. More than 2,500 digital photographs were stitched together to create this large scale photographic map of the wreck site.

Finally, the SHIPWRECK! "World of Pirates" interactive gallery and activities immerse visitors in the lore, legends, and facts of pirates of the Caribbean, Barbary Corsairs, Privateers and Buccaneers. Guests can learn how to identify pirate vessels on the horizon using spyglasses, raise the banners of notorious pirates, learn about life on the high seas, and create their own pirate in an interactive game.

Discovery Times Square (DTS) is New York City's first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limited-run, educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring the world's defining cultures, art, history and events. More than a museum, DTS has featured a renowned line-up of exhibitions including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition , Leonardo Da Vinci's Workshop, King Tut, Pompeii: The Exhibit, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition, and most recently Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor. DTS is located at 226 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenues).

About Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX) is engaged in deep-ocean exploration using innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology for historic shipwreck projects, modern commodity shipwrecks and mineral exploration.  Odyssey offers various ways to share in the excitement of deep-ocean exploration by making shipwreck treasures and artifacts available to the general public, students, and collectors through its webstore, exhibits, books, television, merchandise, educational programs and virtual museum located at www.OdysseysVirtualMuseum.com. The company also maintains a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OdysseyMarine and a Twitter feed @OdysseyMarine.

Following previous successful engagements in New Orleans, Tampa, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Charlotte, Baltimore, Sarasota, San Antonio, and Hot Springs, Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! exhibit is currently on display at the Museum of Science, Boston. SHIPWRECK! will debut at Discovery Place Times Square on May 24, 2013.

For details on Odyssey's activities and its commitment to the preservation of maritime heritage please visit www.shipwreck.net .

Forward-Looking Information

Odyssey Marine Exploration believes the information set forth in this News Release may including "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Report Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1993 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. Certain factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are set forth in "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Press Contact:
         Liz Shows
         Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.
         (813) 876-1776 x 2335
         lshows@odysseymarine.com
         
         Investor Relations Contact:
         Ron Both
         Liolios Group, Inc.
         (949) 574-3860
         OMEX@liolios.com

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