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NSF and UAF Launch New Arctic R/V

This just in (the water) and trending on Twitter!

Meet the R/V Sikuliaq

The R/V Sikuliaq, one of the most advanced research vessels in the world, will be home-ported in Seward, Alaska at the University of Fairbanks’ Marine Operations Facility. The Sikuliaq departs on its first science mission in early 2014. Credit: UAF/NSF

One thought on “NSF and UAF Launch New Arctic R/V

  1. Jane Morai

    That ship looks absolutely amazing! It’s pretty scary how they just tipped it in the ocean and expected it to float like that but i’m sure they’ve been doing it for years. It would be great to get some inside footage of the ship though 😉

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