18 OCT: Work has officially begun on a new British polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, named after the legendary broadcaster and naturalist. The vessel is perhaps best known for the online vote to name it, which saw the public choose ‘Boaty McBoatface’ after a social media campaign hijacked the poll. That name was rejected, though a submarine carried on-board and deployed by the ship will be given that name instead. Once complete, the vessel will conduct crucial scientific research in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. More here: bbc.in/polarship #boats #ships #polarship #science #research #sirdavidattenborough #boaty #boatymcboatface #bbcshorts #bbcnews @BBCNews
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