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Defiled Resting Place
Photograph by the Institute for Exploration and the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Modern trash—sandbags, synthetic rope, and an anchor chain—now litters the wreck site, left by visitors over the past two decades. The total number of expeditions to the wreck is unknown, but there have been trips by scientists, filmmakers, legal salvagers, historians, and possibly looters—not to mention newlyweds. In 2001 a New York couple were married in a submersible sitting on Titanic's bow. A new treaty signed by Great Britain and the United States will help regulate visits by citizens of either country in the future. Scientists and maritime historians are hoping more nations will soon sign on.



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