VideoRay featured on the History Channel's MonsterQuest series
Posted on 16.01.2009 - 12:00 EST in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
GEERG and VideoRay successfully use a BlueView equipped VideoRay GTO ROV to locate Greenland Sharks.
A GEERG expedition to Baie-Comeau, Qubec Canada recently used a VideoRay Pro 3 GTO equipped with a BlueView ProViewer P-900E High Definition imaging sonar to locate sharks in the murky waters of the St. Lawrence River. The expedition was documented by the History Channel for one episode of their popular series MonsterQuest. The episode is entitled "Jaws In Illinois" in reference to the possibility that these "monsters" are migrating into rivers close to where humans swim and dive.
Braving the frigid waters of the St. Lawrence were science divers Jeffrey Gallant, Director of GEERG - Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education & Research Group and Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark of the University of British Columbia, two of the leading experts on the subject in question, the Greenland Shark.
Along for the dive was the VideoRay ROV, piloted by VideoRay's Brian Luzzi who was able to locate several specimens by sonar in an effort to reduce search time on scuba in the low visibility waters. The VideoRay was also used to locate and report the position of sharks in total darkness during a night dive. Read more at the GEERG website