Another day at Botos Lake

It was another work day at Botos volcanic lake. An early departure got us deploying the AUV for several dive missions. After several minutes of ballasting, the AUV was off and running. A highlight of the day was seeing the sun. We finally saw all of Botos lake in its entirety, (without the clouds).

2014-03-21 16.08.26Nick and Emily spent a little too much time following the AUV around and making bad jokes…

2014-03-21 15.50.16Emily did some great work later launching and piloting our small ROV. The picture below shows her at the helm, using a joystick and video feedback to explore the area. Our host Carlos was very interested and was looking for CO2 sources at the lake’s bottom.

2014-03-21 11.12.52Here is her perfect landing at the beach.

2014-03-21 11.16.52The sun also afforded us some views of the main crater of Poas Volcano. Clearly it is still active.

2014-03-21 16.24.55After a long day of data collection. We walked back to our current residence (the national park’s ranger station). We caught the sunset and the stars. A great day.

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