I had a chance to test our our new, larger Sea Perch ROV this June in Monterey, CA. The new ROV worked perfectly, able to maneuver 30 feet under the ocean in a protected area of the Monterey Breakwater. We were hoping to attract the attention (and video) of all the curious sea lions in the area, but they were just too quick.
Next test, we'll use a color video camera and add an underwater hydrophone to record sthe sounds of the sea. It will be exciting with our 4-H group gets back together and we can take these ROV's to Bodega Bay and beyond.