PRESERVING THE PAST: 4K IMAGING SHINES LIGHT ON SUBSEA HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS

The stern of the Endurance, showing its impressive condition after having sunk over 100 years. (Image credit: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust)

By Aaron Steiner, General Manager, DeepSea Power & Light

 

In March 2022, subsea explorers made a profound discovery at a depth of 3,008 m (9,869 ft) below the surface of the Weddell Sea’s icy Antarctic waters. The Endurance22 Expedition, supported by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, located the wreck of the Endurance, a wooden ship that sank off the coast of Antarctica in 1915 after getting trapped in the pack ice. The story of the Endurance’s sinking—and the survival of its captain, renowned British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, and the entire crew—is a remarkable tale of perseverance, ingenuity, and camaraderie in the face of dire circumstances.

To read the full article, which was featured in ON&T August 2022, click here.

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