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  • Science ROV 'Hercules' (IFE/URI/NOAA) during a launch in 2005.
    Rights: Public domain Published 29 September 2016 Size: 1.3 MB Referencing Hub media

    Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) provide a way of exploring new underwater habitats without getting wet. ROVs are operated from a boat on the surface with the aid of a live video feed. ROVs have been used at the Auckland Islands to provide qualitative information of what is present around the shore of the inlets on the eastern coast.

    What might be the advantages of marine exploration using an ROV rather than a human diver in the Subantarctic Islands?

    Image acknowledgement: Public domain

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