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In 2004, nearly 20 years after the discovery of the most famous shipwreck in history, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Dr. Robert Ballard returns to the wreck site of the RMS Titanic.Ballard will journey two miles below the icy surface of the North Atlantic on a critical mission: the Titanic is in danger - she is deteriorating rapidly, and no one is quite sure why. Over the years, numerous expeditions by tour groups and salvagers have increased traffic in the deep sea where Titanic lies, removing thousands of artifacts and endangering the ship's structure. These trips, coupled with the microbial communities that eat at the ship's iron, threaten to accelerate her rate of decay. Ballard, together with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is making a final expedition to Titanic to investigate the damage to the wreck site and document its current state using sophisticated, state-of-the-art digital imaging systems.


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