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What is a ROV?

ROV stands for Remotely Operated Vehicle. If you think about the movie Titanic, ROVís are the underwater mini submarines that went down deep to take photos and collect items from the wreckage. ROVís do more than just that. They collect specimens, fix leaks in underwater pipelines, take sonar readings off the bottom and allow scientists to uncover underwater mysteries from the deep ocean. Some are as small as your toaster and some are as big as a bus and carry people inside.