New pictures of the Titanic mark 25th anniversary of discovery
Published on September 3rd, 2010 | by Admin0
Rusticles form as microbes eat away at Titanic and form self-contained, icicle-like biological communities.
By 1996 there were some 650 tons (dry weight) of rusticles on the outside of Titanic’s bow section alone (picture), according to estimates by microbiologist Roy Cullimore, a microbiologist and veteran Titanic explorer. Since then rusticles have continued to grow both inside and outside the wreck.