Photo by Eric T. Egland

Fluxbuoy under tow offshore of Coal Oil Point with capture cone and instrumentation submerged and harness visible at right.

Note the tar ring around the styrofoam float. The instrumentation at the top of the buoy is a differential GPS unit.

The gas capture buoy was developed by Libe Washburn from the UCSB Institute for Computational Earth Systems Science and Chris Gottschalk from the UCSB Marine Science Institute.