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David Attenborough: Ship Voted ‘Boaty McBoatface’ Is Actually Named RRS Sir David Attenborough, Name Lives On As Sub-Sea Research Vessel

David Attenborough is the new namesake of the $290 million research ship that was to be named “Boaty McBoatface” after the name won a public poll held by the National Environment Research Council. While “Boaty McBoatface” was the voted winner for the name of the British polar research ship, Science Minister Jo Johnson announced today... Read more » David Attenborough: Ship Voted ‘Boaty
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