HSH Prince Albert II in Malpelo

HSH Prince Albert II spent the day participating in the work of the scientific teams here on mission in Malpelo Island. During the morning hours His Serene Highness went diving near the coast with Sandra Bessudo of Fundación Malpelo and her team who are tagging sharks. The afternoon was spent launching the Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) from our vessel, landing at 120 meters. HSH Prince Albert worked alongside the Invemar Columbia team who are collecting samples and identifying species, and the ROV operators from Centre Scientifique de Monaco to assist with the ROV deployment and operation of the robotic arm to place samples from the seafloor in the ROV’s compartment.