>> It perhaps wasn't the British public's finest moment. The name Boaty McBoatface immortalized after coming top of an online poll to name the UKs next polar research vessel. Clearly not what the government was expecting, a testament to the power of social media rather than society itself. In the end, they named it after the wildlife broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough.
But if you thought the moniker had sunk without trace, think again. Boaty lives on the yellow submarine. This one's not for living in though, it's about to be deployed in Antarctica to map the flow of deep waters.>> This new vehicle can stay out for weeks to months at a time.
It can be deployed from close to shore or from the shoreline. Which means that we actually don't necessarily need the ship to go and do some of the measurements that this vehicle can make.>> And it won't be alone. There are, in fact, three Boaty McBoatfaces, not entirely as intended.
But, then again, Subby McSubmarineface doesn't have quite the same ring.