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Shark Tech Tuesday: The REMUS SharkCam

posted: 06/09/15
by: Kevin O'Shaughnessy

Today's Shark Tech Tuesday focuses on the REMUS SharkCam from our friends at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Featured in Shark Week 2013's "Jaws Strikes Back," the REMUS SharkCam was able to capture some amazing great white footage during a trip to Guadalupe Island in Mexico.

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The REMUS SharkCam

According to WHOI, "SharkCam is a specially adapted REMUS 100 vehicle equipped with video cameras and navigational and scientific instrumentation that enable it to locate, track, and closely follow a tagged marine animal, such as a North Atlantic white shark."

After scientists tag sharks with a transponder beacon, SharkCam can follow the fish at depths of up to 100 meters deep and for as long as eight hours. Using a laptop, scientists can also remotely monitor the vehicle's progress with data updates every 10 to 20 seconds.

Click here to learn more about the REMUS SharkCam from WHOI

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