Boaty McBoatface makes deep-sea discovery

The submarine Boaty McBoatface took measurements deep in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica and discovered something new about the mixing of warm and cold water that may affect future climate change models.

“The resulting warming of the water on the sea bed is a significant contributor to rising sea levels,” the researchers say. “However, the mechanism uncovered by Boaty is not built into current models for predicting the impact of increasing global temperatures on our oceans.”

Read more about Boaty McBoatface’s deep-sea mission and how it got such a cool name at NPR.