NOAA Research Vessel Reuben Lasker

The NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker prepares to embark from San Diego on HICEAS 2017

The R/V Reuben Lasker is a 208 foot NOAA research vessel home-ported in San Diego, California. The Lasker is operated primarily by NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Center and is used for conducting fisheries science research such as bottom trawl surveys, protected species assessments, and other oceanographic work. This fall, the Lasker and Southwest Center and partnering with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center to conduct a marine mammal and seabird survey of the entire Pacific Islands EEZ, including the Northwest and Main Hawaiian Islands, as well as the national monument. For more information, check out the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) website at: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/hiceas/

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