Plush ROV


Since my posts about the Black Swan, I have somehow made it on the Odyssey email list. Once a month or so I get an email about buying goods and artifacts. Admittedly, I find these emails extremely irritating. Like I got nothing better to do with my time than weed through a lot of junk email. Moreover, I am a post doc with limited funds. I will absolutely never have an extra $2500 laying around to purchase a Cathedral 3 Berry Pickle Bottle. I don’t even like pickles.

Today’s email from Oydssey completely hooked the consumer. Yes, I am a mindless drone and here is my money. I am somehow now convinced my life will not be complete unless I own a Plush Zeus ROV or the ROV Zeus Gold Coin Glitter Water Globe. This is absolutely unfair to subject me to this sort of advertising. Luckily my wife is more sensible. Hopefully, Odyssey will send one each to us here at DSN to review?!

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

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.

4 Replies to “Plush ROV”

  1. While apparently not as unwilling as you to receive their ‘junk email’ (having opted in some time ago…) I too found their latest ‘you gotta have this‘ e-mail solicitation to be a bit of a stretch.

    Heck, that ‘Plush Zeus ROV‘ creeps me out a bit, let alone the kids.


  2. “does it look like Zeus is maniacally rubbing his hands together?”

    I, for one, welcome our new Zeus overlord!

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