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Research Vessel Departs for Antarctica

Research Vessel Departs for Antarctica

Point Sur off the Moss Landing coast during the summer (MLML photo).

Under the darkening skies of approaching winter storms, the research vessel Point Sur departed for an 8,200-mile trip south. Final destination: Palmer Station, Antarctica. So begins the latest adventure for Moss Landing Marine Laboratories’ 135-foot, 495 ton flagship and her dedicated crew, to support the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs and the scientists studying the habitat, chemistry, climate, biology, geology and physics of the Antarctic Peninsula around the U.S. base at Palmer Station. MLML is home to the master’s of marine science program for seven CSU campuses, including SJSU, which serves as administrator. Read the full news release on the Point Sur expedition. View media coverage of the trip. Track the vessel online. Check out more on research at SJSU.