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Meet the Crew: Bailey Glessner, Second Cook

NOAA's professional mariners play a key role in NOAA's scientific research by directly participating in the operation and handling of scientific gear in the tumultuous ocean environment. Meet Bailey Glessner, Second Cook on NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow.

Bailey Glessner in the galley of NOAA Ship Oregon II

Meet the Crew: Leslie Allen, Chief Boatswain

NOAA's professional mariners play a key role in NOAA's scientific research by directly participating in the operation and handling of scientific gear in the tumultuous ocean environment. Meet Leslie Allen, chief boatswain on NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler.

A NOAA boatswain on a small boat.

Meet the Crew: Matt McFarland, Chief Bosun

NOAA's professional mariners play a key role in NOAA's scientific research by directly participating in the operation and handling of scientific gear in the tumultuous ocean environment. Meet Matt McFarland, chief bosun on NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada.

Matt McFarland holding a large fish.

Meet the Crew: Sean Battles, Chief Engineer

NOAA's professional mariners play a key role in NOAA's scientific research by directly participating in the operation and handling of scientific gear in the tumultuous ocean environment. Meet Sean Battles, chief engineer on NOAA Ship Fairweather.

NOAA mariner on the deck of a ship

Meet the Crew: Tasha Camel, General Vessel Assistant

Tasha Camel is a General Vessel Assistant/Ordinary Seaman in the Deck Department on NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. She spends her work time caring for and maintaining the ship, operating deck machinery, and deploying scientific instruments.

A crew member standing on the deck of a NOAA ship