Saturday, July 28, 2012

300th Survey Trip for NOAA Ship Oregon II

Thursday, July 26, 2012, the NOAA Mississippi Laboratories, Pascagoula, celebrated the 300th Survey Trip (1967 - 2012) of the Oregon II, fondly known as "The Deuce".

 The NOAA Ship Oregon II conducts fishery and living marine resource studies in support of the research of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pascagoula Laboratory in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship collects fish and crustacean specimens using trawls and benthic longlines and fish larvae and eggs, and plankton using plankton nets and surface and midwater larval nets. The Oregon II normally operates in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. More details on the ship can be found here.

The captain was presented a plaque and the crew were recognized at the ceremony.

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