Orca Conducts a Survey Offshore San Clemente Island

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Orca Maritime used an Iver3 AUV equipped with an EdgeTech 2205 sonar to conduct a survey off the coast of San Clemente Island, CA. The survey covered .25 square kilometers with seven separate missions programmed to meet different requirements, including low and high frequency sonar and bathymetry. 

Kelp in the in the near shore of the survey area was the cause of four surveys ending before all track lines were complete. The survey team used Orca's Seabotix vLBV 300 to free the AUV when it couldn't be reached from the surface with a boat hook.

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