Tag Archives: remotely operated vehicle

Sixgill Shark Encounter Inside a North Coast MPA

January 4th, 2016

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> While surveying a series of planned transect lines within the Reading Rock SMR off the coast of Northern California this last October, a female bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus) suddenly appeared right in front of our ROV Beagle.  The shark’s arrival startled everyone watching the live […]

A Robot Returns to check on North Coast MPAs: Point Saint George Offshore SMCA

October 13th, 2015

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This time last year we conducted remotely operated vehicle (ROV) surveys of several​ north coast marine protected areas as part of the North Coast MPA Baseline Assessment Program (See 2014 Part II).  Just last week we began our second and final north coast survey (See 2015 […]