A scientist and pilot inside the Dual DeepWorker submersible are launched off the stern of the fishing vessel Velero IV. Collaboration with the fishing industry enhances our research by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of the fishermen to successfully launch, retrieve, and track the manned submersible underwater. Without the F/V Velero IV and its crew, the fishermen's tools and necessary skills would be unavailable to our scientists. Also, by contracting with the fishermen of the Velero IV, we have fostered a longterm understanding of our science among members of the fishing community.
Date: October 2010
Photographer: Lisa Krigsman
Contact: SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division, Habitat Ecology Team