The Biomimetics Lab is host to the Southern Hemisphere’s only human-powered submarine. The fin-propelled ‘Taniwha’ outdid expectations at the 2015 International Submarine Race in Maryland, USA. With a top speed of 3.65 knots Taniwha finished first in its class and got an innovation award for its unique automated ballasting system.
Taniwha now has its sights on the European International Submarine Race hosted in Portsmouth, England in July 2016. The team will be competing against teams from Canada, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, United Kingdom, and the United States. If you would like to support our team check out the ‘Give a Little’ page:
For more, go to the Taniwha website.