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August 3, 2017
Contact: Shelley Dawicki

NOAA Fisheries Research Vessel to Visit Boston, Offer Public Tours

Vessel to be docked on Harborwalk by Moakley Courthouse

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's 72-foot Research Vessel Gloria Michelle will be visiting Boston on August 10 and 11, giving the public an opportunity to tour the ship and to learn more about the science it conducts in the waters off New England. The vessel conducts groundfish surveys in state waters each spring and fall for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a summer northern shrimp survey in the Gulf of Maine, along with other projects for NOAA and other scientific research organizations in the Northeast.

During these two days, the vessel will be tied up at the dock adjacent to the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse on Northern Avenue, along the Harborwalk by the old Northern Avenue Bridge on Boston Harbor (see map below). Free public tours will be offered from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11. Visitors will learn how a fisheries survey is conducted and see some of the species found in the Northeast, meet the crew and scientists who work aboard the vessel during the surveys, and see what life is like aboard the ship.

To learn more about the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, visit the Center's website. To learn more about the R/V Gloria Michelle and her mission, visit the R/V Gloria Michelle's website.

Below is a Google Map showing where to find the Gloria Michelle (at the red pinpoint)

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