After many weeks of delays and preparations, MARE's Team has gathered in San Diego to begin our Southern California Marine Protected Area Expedition. These are new times for all of us as we launch an expedition in the time of COVID. The team is using new safety protocols to keep everyone on board as safe as possible.
This expedition is part of California's statewide long-term monitoring program to document the impact of underwater parks along the coast. MARE uses a deep sea robotic submarine to collet data and uses that to inform management of coastal resources.