The VideoRay ROV has been to all corners of the world and has documented some fascinating marine life in their natural habitats. Universities worldwide use the ROV continuously to count fish species, document environmental pollution and how the native species are affected, and document ecosystems on the rebound as life repopulates the area. Shark research group OCEARCH uses the VideoRay Pro 4 to observe Great White and Tiger Sharks after they have been GPS tagged and released to ensure a strong and healthy departure from their brief captivity.
The VideoRay is ideal for a few reasons. It is ultra portable and has minimum power requirements - 110-240 universal AC is all it needs and it will run well off a 12V marine or car battery with an inexpensive inverter. The ROV also swims and maneuvers like most of the marine life it encounters. In all of the documented experience it does not appear to scare the marine life at all - in fact, marine life seems extremely interested in the alien ROV and usually come closer to investigate.
The Laser Scaler is a popular attachment when observing marine life and performing habitat counts. It projects a constant known beam spread good for measuring species size and growth. With one button video and still image recording directly to the control panel PC in popular formats with time and date overlay, data transfer for reports is a breeze.
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