Members from the Salinas and Seaside Clubs got a chance to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in January. There they learned about the Doc Ricketts remotely operated vehicle, an aquarium shark project, got a chance to see the Rachel Carson research vessel up close, and much more. Thank you to Dr. Andrew (Andy) Hamilton for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet with our curious crew!
“It was really cool being there. It amazed me the way they use technology. They had robots to go into the ocean. They had to preprogram it to go off on its own independently and I thought that was pretty cool.” — Erica C., Salinas Club member