Behind the lens
Live camera work is always a challenge. Add to that the cold underwater environment, communications, lighting and a host of divers, and things can get down right tricky. Any small issues that rear their ugly heads underwater are amplified ten-fold by the nature of the near-weightless environment... and another ten-fold by the unforgiving deadline of live TV.
Still, with the support from our boat - the R/V Fulmar - and all the skilled NOAA support divers, the shows have been going as smooth as a giant kelp swaying in the Monterey surf.