Is that a fishing boat in the Cove?
Get a little closer and look -- it's a research vessel.
The RV Pacific Storm from Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute, to be precise.
The vessel and her crew have tracked blue whale migrations and, more recently, aided an Ocean Observatories Initiative to place buoys loaded with scientific instruments for the long-term gathering of ocean data.
Not sure what has brought them to Paradise Cove.