Jan TenBruggencate, "Hawai'i's Environment," The Honolulu Advertiser, March 1, 2004
Mr. Marshall built the first Crittercam in the late 1980's. While videotaping marine animals in Belize, he was inspired to streamline an underwater camera he had built so that it would resemble, at least in shape, a remora a suckerfish that attaches itself to sharks. Inside a PVC plastic shell was the main mechanism of one of Sony's first 8-millimeter videotape camcorders, separated from its housing. The introduction of compact 8-millimeter tape was one innovation that made crittercam possible.
Wilson Rothman, "Reality TV Takes a Twist as a Kingdom Bares Its Secrets," The New York Times, April 15, 2004
''We've been trying to get away from that classic 'diver in the cage, blood in the water thing,' and film the natural behavior of this animal,'' says National Geographic producer Paul Atkins, who is filming a special on great white sharks.
The new Crittercam technology involves a small Sony Hi-8 camera tethered to a mount that's attached to the animal by a dart.
Russell Shaw, "Nature TV evolves with technology," Electronic Media, April 12, 1993