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Blue Heron Virtual Boat Tour

Posted on Mon, Jun 15 at 10:00am

Take a virtual tour of University of Minnesota Duluth's Blue Huron research vessel.

UMD's Large Lakes Observatory operates the largest university-owned research vessel in the Great Lakes, the Blue Heron.  The Blue Heron takes researchers, educators and students on all of the Great Lakes, completing research in biology, chemistry, physics and geology and giving all of us a better understanding of the Great Lakes. Built in 1985 for fishing on the Grand Banks, the vessel was purchased by the University of Minnesota in 1997, and converted into a limnological research vessel during the winter of 1997-98. She is outfitted with state-of-the-art research equipment and has berthing for 11 crew and scientists. 

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