Speaking of incredible deep-working freshwater robots (Texas rocks), LA Times Science section has a great story on the Canadian underwater lumberjacks at Triton Logging. Inc. The enterprise has developed a remote-controlled chainsaw-wielding submarine called the Sawfish to harvest cedar, pine, spruce and Douglas fir from water 200 foot deep in freshwater reservoirs created by dam construction.
Triton’s founder claims 45,000 untapped submerged forests exist in the world, and he’s developing a fleet of remote controlled submersible chainsaws to harvest them.
The whole operation is apparently eco-friendly.
“We don’t disturb fish habitat,” founder and Chief Executive Chris Godsall points out, because an underwater forest is not a natural marine habitat.