Views from the ROV Jason
Inside the control van for the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason, Dr. Brendan Roark and colleagues watch the ROV collecting deep-sea coral specimens. No scientists dive down with their ROV, so must do all of their observing and collecting using monitors and joysticks from land. This NOAA expedition to study deep-sea corals took place in November 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Florida. Learn more about deep-sea corals.