“Beer cans, plastic cups, that sort of thing,” Delgado said. “We even found a detergent box lying in the middle of the wreck site… That garbage is going to be around for a very long time.”
Private deep-sea excursions – available for $60 000 per person – have also left their mark, with visitors laying memorabilia in the vicinity of the Titanic’s bridge, Shreeve said.
“Everybody who dives down there leaves plastic flowers or a plaque or something,” he said. “It sort of looks like one of those places where there’s been an accident on the highway… Basically, it’s an archaeological site that’s no longer pure.”
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