So, baby quibble out the way first (I can't help it)- when you see the video of this thing in action, you might notice that it lacks a certain touch of grace in its movement.
But C'mon Travis! It it is a fricking chunk of plastic! And as far as floating chunks of plastic go, well hey, this really is a quite exquisite one! (as you can see in the close up photo).
So don't get me wrong. No doubt, this is a wonderful piece of technology, and the work that it does is highly commendable, and vastly important! (to water critters and humans alike!) (And I sure wouldn't want the job of swimming around in questionable water, sniffing out currents of pollution! So Kudo's to the ultra keen and brillint inventors of this slithery water hound).
However, it reminds me (with plenty of due respect) that the movement of planet Earth's ancient (aka "old school") snake- across fresh water or land or sand or sea-is about the most graceful locomotion anyone will ever get to behold.
No doubt, the inventors of Envirosnake, in all of their years of copious study and observation of the movement and behavior of snakes, are well in appreciation and awe of their subject. And they should be incredibly proud that they have, through unimaginable cunning and engineering stealth, convinced chunks of plastic and metal, to swim around and monitor water quality. Simply amazing.