Behind-the-scenes of the R/V Seawolf, the research vessel of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University: The vessel is receiving its final maintenance (including fresh paint) for the season at the Fairhaven Shipyard in Mass. It is scheduled to launch at the end of April. The R/V Seawolf has been used to collect biological, physical and chemical data of the Long Island Sound in order for scientists to understand the health of the ecosystem and its regional marine life, along with physical data from the shore to the continental shelf in the Atlantic to assess and understand the state of the ocean. For more about the R/V Seawolf and a virtual tour, see this SoMAS link.
Photo Credit: Chris Harter