And the #1 Thing Not To Do With Your Own Submersible…

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…go near the QE2

Duke Riley, a heavily tattooed Brooklyn artist, was arrested after his homemade submarine that looked like an 18th century Bushnell Turtle drifted near the restricted waters near the QE2 ship.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





3 comments on “And the #1 Thing Not To Do With Your Own Submersible…
  1. I shared the same bit of sea with it last year: it’s huge. I used it as a lesson on the important of keeping a good lookout. I kept asking pupil (and larval boat skipper) if she could see anything, that might worry a skipper no she kept saying. Nothing in sight.

    Eventually, I suggested she might hazard a glance astern. Her ‘oh my God!’ at the sight of the QM2 large and close was good value.

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