Sonar image of The Titanic


A new expedition to the Titanic — now falling apart on the Atlantic floor — set out recently, and has begun imaging the wreck. Team PR man Ed Cunning writes in:

What you will see is A bird's eye view sonar image looking down at Titanic's bow taken by the Waitt Institutes AUV, "Mary Ann," operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in an expedition lead by Premier Exhibitions, Inc. Visible are the mast, superstructure, openings for the one and two funnels, as well as the Grand Staircase. This image is one small section of a larger map being created that extends some 15 nautical miles squared.

Click through to the permalink to embiggen the pic. The official website includes an attractive visualization of just how far down the sunken ship is.