The once grand and luxurious ship, Titanic, is now slowly being swallowed at the bottom of the ocean floor and being feasted on by metal-eating bacteria.
This was the image found by the exploration team Triton Submarines in their series of five dives conducted this month.
According to their press release, the footage of the RMS Titanic wreck was taken using specially adapted cameras.
“Using the submersible camera systems, the team performed dedicated photogrammetry passes on the wreck, allowing highly accurate and photoreal 3D models of RMS Titanic to be produced.”
Triton Submarines President and Co-Founder Patrick Lahey, who piloted three of the five dives said the Titanic now serves as a refuge for a diverse number of animals.
The ship suffered mostly from salt corrosion, metal-eating bacteria, and deep current action.
This is the first time since 2005 that a human-occupied submersible dive was done to the Titanic.
The scientists of the expedition will soon publish the full results alongside a documentary film being made by Atlantic Productions London.
Dubbed as the “unsinkable ship”, the Titanic hit an iceberg back in 1912 where it claimed 1,517 lives of the 2,223 people on board.
Now, Titanic sits 4,000 meters beneath the surface, 370 miles south of Newfoundland.
Photo credit: Atlantic Productions Twitter account