Ghost Fleet of the Bikini Atoll
Between 1946 and 1958 the United States embarked on one of the most spectacular scientific experiments the world has ever seen. To trial the newly invented atomic weapon, 67 nuclear bomb tests were conducted in the South Pacific on Bikini and Enewetak Atoll – among them some of the biggest explosions the world has ever experienced.
In February 2008 a top team of scientists, historians, divers and Bikini experts embarked on an exciting scientific mission to this “paradise lost” in order to find some answers to the questions surrounding the atoll, its nature and how it has dealt with its nuclear history. A large submersible allowed the scientists to explore the underwater world and the nuclear fleet it still harbours on its grounds – an opportunity no scientist has ever had before.
Spectacular, never seen before footage of the underwater world of Bikini is combined with outrageous air shots and mind-blowing archive material that brings the astonishing history of the atomic bomb tests back to life. This is a fascinating scientific investigation, which brings the unparalleled beauty and excitement of this mission into your home.