Yesterday we uploaded data from the seafloor geodesy site “Area2” and recovered SUZI. She brought along many new friends. After a good scrubbing, she was packed way. Next time she goes for a swim, she’ll have anti-fouling paint to avoid becoming a home to hundreds of barnacles.
clockwise from upper right: SUZI approaches the ship. SUZI lifted aboard with the crane (propulsion unit on deck already). The base covered with barnacles. Closeup of the barnacles.