Department of Applied Environmental Science
Last spring, undergraduates Josh Ambrose and James McClure, working in SEP’s Ecosystem Electronics Lab, custom-designed an ROV to explore coral reefs 150 meters (500 feet) deep. In the summer they took their invention to Ulithi, a remote Micronesian atoll with a unique island culture, and used their ROV to help the villagers and a team of ecologists learn more about Ulithi’s deep reefs. Josh and James are now back home analyzing mind-blowing footage of rare corals, sharks, and WWII shipwrecks.
Story: Steve Moore