8k Footage Of Long Lost Ship Titanic


Taelyn Nordbrock, Reporter

The Titanic, a cruise ship that sank on April 14th, 1912, now has new footage of its glory. The resting place of the Titanic is about 400 nautical miles from Newfoundland, Canada. If you don’t know what 8k footage is it’s “a horizontal resolution of 8,000 pixels, or twice as clear as a 4K TV. And it means there’s an unprecedented level of detail and color in this latest exploration of the 110-year-old shipwreck.” ¬†Ocean Gates Expedition is who runs these experiments and has highly qualified submersible divers, with some civilians paying $250,000 to see the decaying beast of the Titanic firsthand. Stockton Rush, president of Ocean Gates, has a whole team of scientists and maritime archeologists studying and getting this high-quality footage so that they can uncover what we still don’t know of this sunken treasure.

With the seas and the position of the treasure changing over time when the cruise ship first sank, not many of the features have been very visible…however, during this expedition, they were able to see some features that they had not been able to see in earlier expeditions,¬†one of those including the port side anchor.

The treasure has been damaged while in its resting place. A lot of things are decaying and collapsing as time goes by since it sank. Debris from the initial sinking can be found scattered across the seabed, having found its own resting place. Microbes are also starting to eat away at some of the ship. All of this happening to the ship might cause it to completely vanish or break into parts. This footage should help to gauge how quickly the Titanic will decay.

If you would like to have such an experience to see the Titanic, contact OceanGate to apply and discuss more information about the experience, prices, and availability. The next expedition will be in May of 2023, it will be a 10-day mission in which 8 of those days are at sea.