Robert Ballard: Robots Should Paint the Titanic
Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the Titanic wreck, is trying to convince others that a fresh coat of paint is just what the sunken ship needs.
Ballard explains that the corrosion-inhibiting paint will help preserve the ship in its present state for as long as possible. His plan includes using deep-sea robots to paint the 12,500 feet ship.
Rather than painting it in its original black and white colors, Ballard believes the colors should imitate the oranges, reds, and browns that characterize the wreck today.
Ballard has petitioned the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with his plan.
Read more in the National Geographic article.