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Scripps Fleet News

Around the Pier: A ‘Bittersweet’ Send-off for Scripps Research Vessel
After 46 years, R/V Melville is retired with recollections and a rare public open house of Scripps fleet’s largest ship

Ship silhouetted against a golden sunset.

Scripps Oceanography Open House for Retiring Research Ship Melville
R/V Melville Visited by Hundreds from the Local Community to Bid Farewell

T-TIDE profiling floats aboard R/V Revelle. Photo: Julia Calderone

International Team will Scrutinize the Ocean’s Skyscraper-High Internal Waves off Australia
Understanding wave breaking and turbulent mixing deep in the sea could aid climate and biological studies

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