EVENT CANCELED : NOAA Fisheries Research Vessel Offers Public Tours in Nantucket

May 30, 2019

Foul weather forecast ends tour plan -- look for us in Fall 2019

visitors crowding around vessel's fantail

Visitors aboard the R/V Gloria Michelle learn about the ship's various surveys in local waters and much more

See You at the Boat Basin!

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's 72-foot research vessel Gloria Michelle will visit Nantucket Harbor on June 13, giving the public an opportunity to tour the ship and to learn more about its work in waters off New England.

The Gloria Michelle conducts groundfish surveys in state waters each spring and fall for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a summer northern shrimp survey in the Gulf of Maine, along with other projects for NOAA and other scientific research organizations in the Northeast.

Explaining fish during tour.

Visitors learn about different fish species during a tour of the R/V Gloria Michelle

The vessel will tie up at the Nantucket Boat Basin, 1 Swain’s Wharf Road, along the waterfront. Free public tours are offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visitors can learn how a fisheries survey is done, see some of the fish species found off the Northeast coast, meet the crew and scientists who work aboard the vessel during the surveys, and see what life is like aboard ship.

Displays will focus on endangered North Atlantic right whales and other whales in local waters, how researchers age fish, cooperative research projects with the fishing industry, and other research underway at the Center’s labs throughout the Northeast, including the Woods Hole Laboratory.

To learn more about the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, visit the Center's website. To learn more about the R/V Gloria Michelle and her mission, visit the R/V Gloria Michelle's website.

For more information contact Shelley Dawicki

Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on July 25, 2019