Excerpts: The Titanic has rested on the Atlantic Ocean floor for nearly a century but now stunning new photographs show what the wreckage looks like today.
James Delgado, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has been studying the wreck for decades, explained the significance of the technology used to capture these images.
He told National Geographic: “This is a game-changer. In the past, trying to understand Titanic was like trying to understand Manhattan at midnight in a rainstorm—with a flashlight.
“Now we have a site that can be understood and measured, with definite things to tell us.
“In years to come this historic map may give voice to those people who were silenced, seemingly forever, when the cold water closed over them.”