The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) recently posted a story on the launch of NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker which highlights the long-term collaboration between SIO and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Lasker is the fifth in a series of the most technologically advanced fisheries vessels in the world. The ship was launched June 16, 2012, and delivery to the west coast is expected in 2013. Read the SIO announcementand more about NOAA's new West Coast fisheries survey vessels.
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NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker will assess fish stocks and study other marine life, including marine mammals and sea turtles, on the U.S. West Coast.
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