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Bell M. Shimada

NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada underway

NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada underway

Homeported in Newport, Oregon, NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada is a state-of-the-art fisheries survey vessel that studies a wide range of marine life, sea birds and ocean conditions along the U.S. West Coast. The ship’s design allows for quieter operation and movement of the vessel through the water, giving scientists the ability to study fish and marine mammals without significantly altering their behavior.

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