Boaty McBoatface

A remotely operated yellow submarine called “Boaty McBoatface” is about to start its first mission. It is going into the waters around Antarctica to study how global warming is impacting the oceans.

Last year, United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council had asked the public to help name its new polar research ship. People voted for the names online. The name with the most votes was “Boaty McBoatface”. The research ship was given a different name, but this yellow submarine got the winning name.

Here is a video about this news story and another video of a song called “Yellow Submarine” sung by the group Beatles.

Image Credits: for Boaty McBoatface’s image
Sources:,, New York Times