[Deepsea] Underwater Camera used in the Coral Triangle
(by robert from mantas.org)
Wed Oct 10 12:25:37 EST 2007
We have just returned from a remote corner of Indonesia in the Coral
Triangle. We were able to deploy our OceanCam on several occasions
off the dive liveaboard Seven Seas. This was the first time that we
evaluated the use of the OceanCam as part of a regular dive trip. It
is common for the ship to move to a new location on a daily basis.
The camera needed to be deployed and retrieved without affecting this
Our new Underwater IP Camera System which can be controlled over the
Internet from anywhere in the world is now equipped with a wireless
transmitter and 6-12 hour battery pack.This allowed the OceanCam to
be deployed easily and quickly without long wires tethered to the
ship. The system was placed on a rock in the coral reef and live
video was recorded within minutes of deployment. When sea conditions
worsened and the ship had to move to find a safe mooring, the camera
was easily and quickly retrieved.
This was the first time that we were able to deploy a camera system
on a tropical coral reef. Dr. Lida Pet, WWF, was intrigued by the
footage collected. She was especially interested in the fish behavior
that was very different from when divers are in the water. You can
see samples of the video from Raja Ampat in Indonesia by visiting our
web site at www.OceanPresence.com and selecting our [ Sample Video
The underwater IP camera system has proved itself in open ocean
evaluations and adds a new level of entertainment to dive liveaboard
adventures. For more information on this new exciting technology,
visit OPT's web site and view our new video brochure.
[ Click for brochure ]
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in planning your
application of this exciting new technology.
Ocean Presence Technologies (OPT)
Email: robert from oceanpresence.com
Office: 831-426-4OPT (4678)
326 Pacheco Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Also see: www.Save-the-Mantas.org
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