May 22, 2013
We had a short dive planned for today, but when we arrived at the Santa Barbara basin site, the winds were too high to launch the remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Instead, we headed into the Santa Barbara harbor to offload scientists and their gear. We send a sincere Thank You to all of MBARI’s pilots of the ROV Doc Ricketts, crew of the R/V Western Flyer, and everyone who worked so well together to make this week a great success for scientists on board the ship!
— Kris Walz