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NOAA Ship Nancy Foster makes historic visit to Cuba

May 17
NOAA Ship Nancy Foster Survey Tech Recovering CTD

NOAA Ship Nancy Foster Survey Technician Nickolas Mitchell recovers a marine science instrument used to sample the water column during a test off the Florida coast.

NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, an oceanographic research vessel, made a port call in Havana, Cuba, May 8-10 prior to starting this year's portion of an ongoing study on the role ocean currents play in the distribution of fish larvae in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. NOAA welcomed U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis and other U.S. Embassy staff aboard the ship during the visit. NOAA Ship Nancy Foster is the first U.S. Government ship to visit Cuba since reestablishment of diplomatic relations. To learn more about the current research mission, visit

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