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


…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 Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His 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 Replies to “And the #1 Thing Not To Do With Your Own Submersible…”

  1. The Reuters and NY Times articles name the cruise ship as the ‘Queen Mary 2′ .

  2. 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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