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Titanic will have disappeared by 2030

From the day of the wreck the ship is on the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.

The reason for its possible disappearance, however, seems to be specific bacteria fed by it. The microbe responsible is Halomonas titanicae and developed in the wild waters of the Atlantic Ocean, “eating” the Titanic for decades.

The favorite food of the bacterium, according to scientists, is iron. The Titanic was built with 50,000 metric tons of metal while it is not the only one threatened with extinction, since the bacterium eats other metallic structures in the ocean such as oil pumping platforms.

Since the day of the popular cruise ship sank, few people have visited it with diving teams to organize visits for those interested.