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WorldRapidly decaying Titanic could disappear in decades

07:20  22 august  2019
07:20  22 august  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

The Titanic Keeps Deteriorating and Will Soon Be Gone Forever

The Titanic Keeps Deteriorating and Will Soon Be Gone Forever Our hearts will go on. The ship won't.

Some reports suggest the Titanic might disappear within 20 years because of the action of microbes – yet elsewhere, bacteria can help protect shipwrecks from decay . However, scientists believe that in a few decades there may be nothing left of the ship at all, thanks to a species of bacteria which is

THE wreckage of the Titanic could disappear completely by 2030, all because of Scientists named the new bacteria ‘Halomonas titanicae’ — but this new bacteria could mean the end is The decaying remnants of the Titanic wreck.Source:Supplied. Where the Titanic sits, the water salinity lies at 3.5

London — Time and tides have been unkind to the Titanic and it's disappearing at an alarming rate. Explorers on the first manned voyage in nearly 15 years were astonished by its rapid decay.

"Probably the most shocking area of deterioration was the starboard side of the officers' quarters, where the captain's quarters are. The captain's bathtub is a favorite image among Titanic enthusiasts and that's now gone," said Titanic historian Park Stephenson.

New Titanic images show the wreck’s 'shocking' deterioration

New Titanic images show the wreck’s 'shocking' deterioration Remarkable new images from the Titanic wreck site show the ill-fated liner’s deterioration on the North Atlantic seabed. The first 4K images of the wreck were captured during an expedition earlier this month that was the first manned submersible dive to the site in 14 years. The footage will be part of a documentary film from London-based Atlantic Productions. “Following established U.S.

There's another slow-motion tragedy unfolding at its final resting place—a new study suggests deep-sea bacteria might completely devour the rusting hulk by 2050, the BBC reports.

Titanic Wreckage Disintegrating Rapidly . Thread starter Eric S. Silvia. Personally I do not believe that the decay of the Titanic can be stopped, even if you did figure out exactly what is This might be the romantic in me but I think when it is time for the physical remains of the Titanic to disappear , then

Rapidly decaying Titanic could disappear in decades© Courtesy of Atlantic Productions 550c-titanic-transfer-frame-31.jpg

Captain Edward Smith's bathtub, who, like most of its seamen, went down with the ship. Gone too are the liner's grand staterooms, reclaimed by nature, lost to the sea.

Metal-eating bacteria has been devouring the shrinking vessel. Saltwater corrosion and sea currents have been swallowing up crumbling stalactites of rust.

Rapidly decaying Titanic could disappear in decades© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. This handout image shows a view of the Titanic.

It's an inglorious end to a vainglorious beginning, when the Titanic made its maiden voyage in 1912. The ship famously hit an iceberg, killing 1,500 people.

Researchers now say it may only be a couple of decades before the ship has all but vanished. With survivors of the disaster now having passed away, the Titanic's wreck itself is the only witness left to tell its story.

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