Save the Titanic

Save the Titanic

The National Geographic Channel commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with “Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard."


5 - 12+


Earth Science, Oceanography, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography

National Geographic Channel

When Robert Ballard and his team discovered the Titanicin 1985, they chose not to remove anything from the wreckage. According to the laws of the sea, removing anything would have meant that Ballard and his team were the owners of the site. Two years later, a private company returned to the site of the wreck and claimed it as their own by removing artifacts.

Evidence is mounting that the Titanic is under seige by natural forces, careless visitors and rogue salvage operators. Robert Ballard, along with families of Titanic victims and survivors, is on a mission to ensure that the Titanic will survive for another 100 years.

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Pam Bolan
National Geographic Society
Christina Riska Simmons, National Geographic Society
Kara West
Samantha Zuhlke, National Geographic Society
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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