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    MARINE VEHICLES

    OTHER FUNDAMENTAL METHODS

    "... the critical thing is to be able to take the human mind down into that environment... to be able to turn your head and look around to see what the relationships are between organisms in a community and to see how they're behaving—to turn off all the lights and just sit there and watch and not frighten the animals, so that they behave normally. That is almost impossible to do with an ROV."

     

    Patricia Fryer, Marine Geologist, speaking about James Cameron's (of Titanic/Avatar fame) 2012 venture to Challenger Deep, 11 000 m below the ocean's surface, a record-setting solo journey (for humans, at least!)

    "It is inevitable now that the survey type of expedition is reaching the end of its usefulness."

    Henry Stommel, 1955

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    "But now we have satellite remote sensing technology that provides us with a much more comprehensive view of the oceans on literally a daily basis.

     

    Dr. Michael Behrenfeld, 2010

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    Last revised: May 17, 2019​