Photographer Julie Sacchetti snapped a pic of the Research Vessel Ocean Starr as it motored up the coast from it’s normal sailing grounds off Southern California. It’s now currently berthed at the NOAA complex in Newport.
The R/V Ocean Starr a fish survey ship that counts noses swimming around in the sea, gauging the health of various sea-going gilled critters.
The Starr was originally the R/V David Starr Jordan, named after the renown oceanographic researcher David Starr Jordan who was a pioneer in ocean research and eventually became Stanford University’s first President. He died in 1931 and left quite a legacy for his love of ocean research, especially when it came to fish. Jordan was also a pioneer “peace-nik,” believing that the world does much better at peace than it does at war.