P5_6 Yo Ho, Yo Ho, It's A Buoyant Life For Me!

George Knott, Mark Sharman, Ben Rayson, David Molloy


In this paper, we have calculated whether the crew of the Black Pearl would have been able to walk along the sea bed while in skeleton and human form. We find that while in skeleton form they would be able to walk along the bottom, however when they lose the moonlight and turn back to human they would start to rise to the surface due to their added buoyancy. This means that the journey along the sea bed would only be possible on a clear night, with the moonlight unobscured.

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