July 19, 2010

Tribute to BP Fish

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We have to admit that we keep almost a constant eye on the Gulf situation, not only because we lived there and love how all life there is interconnected, but also because we admire the real heroes of the spill, the ROVs and their operators. It is some comfort that they have managed to cap the well, at least for now.

Most of the 'Fish' were made by Oceaneering, who have built about 500 of the ones in use worldwide. They modified them so that they can change tools without coming to the surface, which would take about 25 minutes. We are so fixated that we spend more time than necessary watching the live feed and stare hypnotically as one of the bots does something that looks so intricate that it is truly a marvel to behold. So here's to the Fish and the humans that operate them.

Via NOLA

(Note: We stand corrected after news of the seepage.)

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 19, 2010 9:10 AM
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