Today all that remains of the Macon and the four warplanes carried in its massive belly are ruins scattered on the seafloor- a historic site that is being intensively explored for the first time in a five-day expedition that started Sunday.
The expedition is expected to last five days.
Researchers are using a remote underwater vessel called the Western Flyer to record videotape of the wreckage. Those pictures will be used to recreate the debris field.
Even cooler: Follow the expedition in real time!
LIVE! From the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Macon Dirigible Airship September 18th-21st
Here’s a couple of screenshots showing some wreckage (And some fish):
Plus: ’35 crash comes to light
UPDATE: Haunting painting of the loss from National Geographic in the extended section below