Diving Deeper

Scientists use remotely operated vehicles, ROVs, equipped with collection devices and cameras to aid in deep-sea ocean exploration in the Arctic and in other regions of the world.  It is unoccupied and is maneuvered by a pilot aboard the vessel at the surface of the water.  Tethered by cables and wiring, some ROVs can still dive to depths below 2000 feet.

Remotely operated vehicles, ROVs, aid in deep-sea ocean exploration

J. Potter, NOAA, Hidden Ocean 2005