This is the NOAA weather and oceanographic buoy 46053 also known as the East Channel buoy.
From 2013 08-07 SB Channel
A close look at NOAA buoy 46053, the "East Channel" buoy.
From 2013 07-17 SB Channel
A California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) is seen rafting next to the mid Channel NOAA buoy.
From 2013 07-11 SB Channel
NOAA buoy 46053 located in the middle of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) territory.
From 2013 07-10 SB Channel
NOAA East Channel buoy 46053 Sta Cruz Isl in back 2013 06-19 SB Channel-001
From 2013 06-19 SB Channel
NOAA oceanographic buoy 46053, East Santa Barbara Channel. This buoy collects weather and sea condition data and uploads it to the internet in near real-time. You can see the data from this buoy at http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=46053
From 2012 02-04 SB Channel
NOAA NWS Oceanographic and Weather Buoy - Mid Santa Barbara Channel. To see regular updates from this buoy:
From 2011 04-14 SB Channel
NOAA data collection buoy 46053, the "East Channel Buoy."
From 2009 08-30 SB Channel
NOAA National Data Buoy Station 46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA. This buoy provides real time ocean and weather conditions on the web at http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=46053
From 2009 07-05 SB Channel