Exciting ROV footage taken by NOAA scientists off South Carolina of a school of sharks feasting on the carcass of a swordfish turned into a lesson that even predators can be prey
We enjoyed Professor Leila Hamdan’s description of piloting an ROV:
“It’s like a dance. When we first dropped the ROV down, we were trying to figure out which way to move it, left, right, up or down. But after a few times, it’s like we’re ballroom dancing. It’s a great feeling, and that’s how we’re able to discover all of these artifacts”
We are very excited to hear that sustainable kelp farming is happening in regions as cold as Alaska!Full article at: The Guardian 11jun19
We are having an awesome time talking with teams at the 2019 MATE International ROV Competition in Kingsport TN. Watch live feed of the action in and around the pool on Twitch at https://m.twitch.tv/mateinspires1
The ROV named Discovery aboard China’s research vessel KEXUE (Science) has been exploring the western Pacific Ocean and Mariana Trench. Discovery collected more than 60 samples of coral, sponges, shrimp and two rare sea slugs at a depth of 970m. Sea slugs are hardly seen in deep-water (>200 meters) so this find is very unusual.
Full article at Ecns.cn 29may19