Sponge Bob Square ROV

At the request of some of the readers…


Dr. M (1729 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. 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. 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 (http://deepseanews.com/), 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. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

3 comments on “Sponge Bob Square ROV
  1. That is completely awesome. Please actually enter that, complete with doctored photo, because the photo makes it.

    In fact, it just might make my day if you made that photo your desktop or something similar (though there would be no way of actually seeing it as a desktop unless another photo was taken…hmm…I might even send a SBSP stuffy for placement next to said computer)

    Thanks for taking the suggestion!

  2. Now that’s proper deep ocean exploration equipment. And it surely would keep the Deep Sea Serpents from attacking the ROV.

    Maybe SBSP’s left arm could be turned into a little manipulator arm? No? :(

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