TAMPA, Fla., May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX), a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, will ring the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. EDT to celebrate the grand opening of Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! exhibit at Discovery Times Square on Friday, May 24. A live video stream of the Opening Bell Ceremony will be viewable at www.nasdaq.com starting at 9:15 a.m. EDT. "We are honored to ring the Opening Bell at NASDAQ, one of the world's most prestigious stock exchanges, to kick off the grand opening of our SHIPWRECK! exhibit at Discovery Times Square on Friday," said Greg Stemm, Odyssey's chief executive officer. "The exhibit features more than 500 authentic artifacts and treasures, a wealth of maritime history, and some really neat interactive elements that are fun for all ages which let you experience what it's like to be a shipwreck explorer." The exhibit also features the first public display of silver bars recovered from the SS Gairsoppa , a 412-foot British cargo ship that sank in February 1941. During the summer of 2012, Odyssey recovered a record-breaking 48 tons of silver from the SS Gairsoppa. The Odyssey crew aboard the Seabed Worker is scheduled to depart this week to continue Gairsoppa silver recovery operations. More information about the exhibit and Odyssey's activities are available on the company's new website at www.odysseymarine.com . Additional Access to NASDAQ Bell Ceremonies For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies, please visit NASDAQ MarketSite's Facebook page. For news tweets, please visit their Twitter page. About Discovery Times Square 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).