VideoRay is entering its fifth season with the wildly popular television series Shark Men which airs on the National Geographic Channel. A few years ago VideoRay was selected by OCEARCH, led by Chris Fischer, which facilitates unprecedented research by supporting leading researchers and institutions seeking to attain groundbreaking data on the biology and health of sharks, in conjunction with basic research on shark life history and migration. To do this they must catch and release these enormous fish (mainly Great Whites and Tigers) which is where the VideoRay comes into play - the ROV is sent down as the sharks are released ensuring a healthy and safe departure. The VideoRay Pro 4 HD ROV is piloted by Shark Man Craig Thorngren of Submerged Inspection & Recovery Services. The following are some of the clips from past seasons.
Shark Men: A Whale of a Tiger
To Catch a Shark
Using VideoRay ROVs and a variety of bait, the team successfully hooks a shark.