Titanic photo (File)
Lying at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for about 110 years Titanic The wreckage of is once again in the headlines. The Titan submarine that went to find the wreckage has gone missing and the lives of five people on board are at risk. But in the meantime, experts have issued an important assessment regarding the wreckage of Titanic. According to experts, in the next 15 years, only bacteria will destroy Titanic.
The Titanic ship was damaged after hitting a rock in the Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 and then sank, killing 1,517 people. Researchers from Canada and Spain had written about this bacteria in the 2010 issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology itself, which is being discussed again today.
Halomonas bacteria sitting on the wreckage of Titanic
It has been reported in the study that mounds of new species have developed on the steel surfaces of the ship. All these are actually Halomonas bacteria. As its grip continues to spread, the debris of Titanic will be destroyed.
According to a research conducted in 1985, the wreckage of Titanic was discovered about two miles below the surface of the sea and about 329 miles southeast of Newfoundland, Canada, which is deteriorating over time.
The ship, reportedly made of 50,000 tonnes of iron, was dramatically split into two after the massive impact. Both the parts were scattered at a distance of about 2,000 feet.
Bacteria is capable of destroying even strong iron
According to Discovery News, a new species of bacteria is capable of destroying iron substances in the deep sea. The level of corrosion on the wreckage of Titanic has become very dense. It cannot be said how many new species would have taken birth inside the war.
In fact, according to the research, the Halomonas titanica bacterium was found in ‘Rusticals’. After which the apprehension deepens that in the coming few years it can also end the existence of Titanic’s wreckage. In fact, these bacteria grow more in those places whose structure is weak.
Researchers from Dalhousie University and the Ontario Science Center in Canada and the University of Seville in Spain isolated H. titanicae bacteria from the samples. After which he strengthened his study even more. According to him, bacteria have their own nature. It easily settles on submerged metal.
What is Halomonas bacteria?
It is said about Halomonas bacteria that they are swamp living. Where there is more moisture, they easily make their home there. According to experts, the Titanic ship was made of heavy iron, and the number of people alive on it was also considerable. Their clothes, food etc. everything makes the surface there moist. Therefore it is not difficult for Halomonas bacteria to grow there.
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