The story of a unique partnership between commercial fishermen and scientists.
Collaboration spurs mutual benefits for research and industry
Acoustic buoy could one day help ships avoid collisions
Deep-sea vehicles locate data recorder on the seafloor
Deep-sea vehicle is stripped down, redesigned, and upgraded
These scientists, working on coral reefs, fish ecology, or seafloor topography, require uninterrupted lengths of time or close work in small areas, which are impossible to do by free diving or snorkeling. Scuba allows them time to observe and the experience of being in the environment yields insights beyond experimental results.