The Titanic Is Getting Swallowed Up By The Ocean Floor
The ill-fated White Star liner RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Divers visiting the wreckage of the Titanic say the legendary ship is getting swallowed up by the ocean floor.
This month saw the first dives to visit the Titanic shipwreck in over 14 years. Researchers say the ocean liner is “being consumed by the ocean”, due to corrosion, ocean currents, and metal-eating bacteria. The 107-year-old shipwreck is also a home to “a remarkably diverse number of animals”.
Divers recorded high-def 4k video footage of the Titanic’s remains that will appear in an upcoming documentary.
Are you interested in seeing the new documentary footage? Could a disaster like the Titanic happen today?
385255 01 : 1/18/98 Beverly Hills, CA. "Titanic" stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet at the Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton.