Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Zoological Survey plans to buy vehicles for deep sea exploration

Narada Desk | March 15, 2016 2:54 pm Print

ocean exploring vehicle

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) is planning to obtain deep-sea vehicles to explore life deep under the Indian Ocean searching new species,said an official.

“We are in the process of drafting a detailed proposal and we plan to submit it to the union ministry of environment, forests and climate change so that we can procure some kind of vehicles for deep sea exploration,” ZSI director-in-charge Kailash Chandra told.

ZSI scientists, so far, have been able to access 200 metres beneath the sea surface with their scuba diving gear but Chandra said the scope of discovering new species is “immense” given the fact that life exists in the ocean up to a depth of almost 4,000 metres.