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Students take part in underwater ROV competition

Students take part in underwater ROV competition
Updated: Apr. 30, 2016 at 10:51 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Students from our area got the chance Saturday to put what they learned in the classroom to the test in real life.

They took part in an underwater ROV competition.

ROV stands for "remote operational vehicle."

Basically, teams of students worked together to build these underwater robots which they used to complete various missions in a pool.

The event was put on by the folks at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, who say they are always looking for new technologies they can use to protect the reef.

"So, what's most gratifying to me about this event is the energy, the commitment, the creativity of these students. It blows me away of how smart they are and how they can take on these challenges as a team, work together, have fun and do something incredible," said Superintendent of Gray's Reef, Sarah Fangman.

Organizers say this was the first time a team has ever finished the mission within the set time parameters.

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