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U.S. Senate calls for building three, not two, new regional research vessels. An artist’s conception of a new regional class research vessel.

from Washington Post

‘Boaty McBoatface’ name lives on, says British government minister

‘Boaty McBoatface’ name lives on, says British government minister The whimsical name was passed over for a new U.K. research vessel, but the ship's remote-controlled sub will carry the popular moniker.

from BBC News

'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship named after Attenborough

The UK's new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, despite the title "Boaty McBoatface" previously topping a public vote.

Future Deep Sea Mining Sites Are Bursting With Rare Marine Species. The area is full of rare metals, but a new study shows it's a hub for deep-sea diversity, too. The area is full of rare metals, but a new study shows it's a hub for deep-sea diversity, too

from Washington Post

The biggest body of warm water on Earth is getting even bigger