How much metal from the wreck is eaten by bacteria daily?


Dan Kappes

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And when will the wreck be completely eaten up?

Here is a National Geographic illustration of the wreck's deterioration.
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Kurt Urbain

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I stumbled upon this vid a while back, I assume it’s fairly accurate as to the bow sections future. There’s no time limit, but if the upper decks survive another 50 years I’d be surprised. As far as how much is consumed daily, I forget the exact number, but Ballard had an estimate that was quite a large amount.
 
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I stumbled upon this vid a while back, I assume it’s fairly accurate as to the bow sections future. There’s no time limit, but if the upper decks survive another 50 years I’d be surprised. As far as how much is consumed daily, I forget the exact number, but Ballard had an estimate that was quite a large amount.

Really sad :(
 

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I read somewhere (or watched, can’t remember) but I think people differ on this. Some say 20 years, some say 100. No idea!
National Geographic said by 1996, there was 600 tons of rusticles (dry weight) on Titanic. Maybe the rusticles could be responsible for some of the things weighing down decks and roofs?
 

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