Video Transcript: "The ROV can stay down many, many hours, whereas divers are limited with supplied air and we can rotate shifts and go 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can have versatile camera capabilities, a lot of light and it's very maneuverable. It can hold station for hours on end at different depths. This one can go down to 2,000 feet. It will give us a scaling device. The lasers are calibrated to be 10 centimeters apart and if you come upon a rock or a certain type of flora or fauna , you can scale down to see what size that particular subject is." Vince Gerwe, ROV Operator


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