An expedition team led by the CEO of Caladan Oceanic and deepwater explorer Victor Vescovo dove into the Titanic wreck and shot the most recent images of the notorious ship.
The ship is slowly disappearing
The team of experts and scientists examined the remains of the ship, capturing the best quality images to date, thanks to their waterproof camera equipment.
These new images led scientists to believe that the shipwreck won't be around much longer. They estimated that, in 30 years, the ship will have disappeared completely.
After seeing the footage recorded by the explorers, Henrietta Mann, a researcher at Dalhousie University, told TIME that several factors are contributing to the deterioration of the ship: corrosion, ocean swirls and bacteria that feed on iron. She also affirmed that it is impossible to know the exact amount of time it will take for the ship to disappear completely. She estimates that it would take about 30 years.
The explorer, Vescovo, told TIME:
Biology and the current are slowly eroding the wreck as one would expect it to. But we must remember that the wreck has been down there 107 years in strong currents and seawater, so it is a matter of not if, but when, the sea will reclaim it in its entirety.
You can see the images in the video!