The Ocean Starr provides a broad range of scientific research capabilities with temperature-controlled aquaria and live specimen wells, walk-in freezer, dark room, data processing laboratory, and an underwater observation chamber in the bow and port side for studying fish behavior at sea. The ship’s twin 500-horsepower diesel engines give the ship a 10-knot cruising speed.

Stabbert Maritime, Seattle Wa ( has renovated the decomissioned NOAA RV David Starr Jordan and renamed it RV Ocean Starr, operated by Ocean Services, Inc. A research vessel, 171ft long, can accomodate 15 scientists and 10 crew.

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