Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:50

Oceanic robot launched on Tuesday

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WINTER HARBOR - There's a new tool to help explore the bottom of the ocean and observe sea creatures.

The Falcon was launched off Winter Harbor Tuesday morning.

 

The remotely operated vehicle will be used for a two week marine science camp at the Schoodic Education and Research Center.

 

The Falcon is equipped with a high definition camera, sonar and tracking systems. It's tethered to a support vessel on the surface.

 

There are only 15 vehicles of this type being used in oceanographic research worldwide.