Rare Titanic Underwater Footage Released For The First Time

Check out the video below to witness the release of seldom-seen footage showcasing the wreckage of the Titanic resting on the floor of the North Atlantic Ocean.

The tale of the Titanic is familiar to everyone.

Although many in the younger generation were introduced to it through James Cameron's film adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the narrative of the Titanic serves as one of the most prominent instances in the global history of overconfidence resulting in tragedy.

Even though it had been labeled by numerous people as "unsinkable," the Titanic sank in April 1912.

Just to give you a heads-up, it turned out to be the opposite.

The ship was launched in late March of 1912, but on her maiden voyage, in the last minutes of April 14th, she collided with an iceberg. Shortly thereafter, in the early hours of the following day, she sank rapidly, less than three hours after the impact.

Once it settled at the ocean floor, the wreck claimed the lives of 1,500 individuals who perished in the bitterly cold waters surrounding it.

Even more, than a century has passed since its sinking, the Titanic still manages to captivate the public's fascination. This is why the recent release of new footage showcasing the final resting place of what is perhaps the most renowned vessel in the world has piqued people's interest.

Filmed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in July of 1986, only a few months after the rediscovery of the wreckage, the footage displays the recognizable bow of the vessel, along with the decking and certain equipment that has endured the years submerged in water.

You would likely concur that it is eerie.

Most of this footage, captured at a depth of roughly two miles below the ocean surface, has not been previously viewed.

The footage also provides glimpses of the interior of the ship, as well as the aquatic creatures that now inhabit the wreck.

Numerous attempts were made to locate the wreck before 1985, but it was not discovered until September of that year, leading to the deployment of the cameras several months later.

A press release from WHOI said: "By 1985, WHOI had developed new imaging technology, including Argo, a camera sled that was towed from the research vessel Knorr and captured the first photographs of the ship beneath more than 12,400 feet of water."

This recently released footage represents the initial instance in which people have beheld the ill-fated vessel since 1912, and it features numerous other iconic moments.

The newly released footage, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the film's debut, prompted comments from Cameron as well.

Cameron had something to say about the new footage, which surfaced around the 25th anniversary of the movie's release.

He said: "More than a century after the loss of Titanic, the human stories embodied in the great ship continue to resonate,

"Like many, I was transfixed when Alvin and Jason Jr. [the two submarines who shot the footage] ventured down to and inside the wreck.

"By releasing this footage, WHOI is helping tell an important part of a story that spans generations and circles the globe."