Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VIMS acquired the R/V Pelican in 2003. Generous donations from private individuals allowed the vessel to be redesigned and outfitted to support a variety of research activities. This vessel has successfully served as a coring platform vibracoring the surf zone, in seismic surveys along the Atlantic coast, and in numerous buoy deployments and recoveries. The R/V Pelican has served as a floating classroom allowing educators an opportunity to involve large groups of students directly in marine science fieldwork.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science--History, Research vessels
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, "R/V Pelican" (2005). Miscellaneous. 181.