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October 6, 2017
Contact: Shelley Dawicki

NOAA Fisheries Research Vessel to Visit New Bedford, Offer Public Tours

Vessel to be docked at State Pier

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's 72-foot Research Vessel Gloria Michelle will be visiting New Bedford Harbor on October 19, 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 the visit the vessel will be tied up at State Pier along the waterfront. Free public tours will be offered from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 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 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.

Map showing where Gloria Michelle will dock on October 19 Map showing where Gloria Michelle will dock on October 19. Click to enlarge.

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