The First ROV Survey

In September we had few days of great visibility.  Greg had been testing our OpenROV 2.8 - Remote Operated Vehicle in his hot tub and in Lake Nacimiento to learn how to drive the sucker.  Greg launched the Amanda around 1 pm on Sunday 9.24.17, drove from SB to Goleta Bay and anchored near the West end of the center grid.  We saw our first kelp plant getting close to the surface!  So I launched the ROV up current form the visible kelp plant.  The video below has been edited from 13 minutes to 6 minutes.  Enjoy  

Later on, the current died down and allowed the kelp plant to reach the surface