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Scripps Fleet News

California Maritime Academy cadet Megan Murry during small boat operations from R/V Roger Revelle. Photo: Matthew Alford

From the Field: Training Oceanographic Mariners of Tomorrow aboard R/V Roger Revelle
California Maritime Academy Cadet Describes Life on the Seas

Scripps Institution of Oceanography research vessel Robert Gordon Sproul.

Around the Pier: A Noble Experiment
Scripps research vessel Robert Gordon Sproul runs on renewable biofuel for one year

A man on a pier.

Around the Pier: Scripps Oceanography/UC San Diego Unveil Revitalized Ship Facility
Grand reopening of Nimitz Marine Facility showcases new pier and other enhancements to support Scripps’ research vessels

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