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Students Tour M/V Auriga in Redwood City, CA

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Ray Sliter addresses students on the M/V Auriga
Above: Ray Sliter addresses students on the M/V Auriga.
Below: Dave Hogg answers students' questions on the M/V Auriga.
Dave Hogg answers students' questions on the M/V Auriga
On June 13, about 40 students from Emerson School in Palo Alto, CA, toured the motor vessel (M/V) Auriga at the Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)'s Marine Facility (Marfac) in Redwood City, CA. The 146-ft contract vessel had arrived at Marfac on June 10 for installation of equipment and portable workshops, labs, and offices for USGS scientists preparing to run geophysical surveys off Southern California.

Dave Hogg, Carol Reiss, Ray Sliter, and Terry Bruns greeted the students and gave them tours of Marfac and the Auriga. Ranging from fourth to eighth grade, the students were impressed by all that they saw, and several asked whether they could drive the 40-ton crane used to lift equipment onto the vessel. They accepted the inevitable answer ("no") with good grace.

The following day, June 14, the Auriga headed down the coast to run geophysical surveys in support of fault studies off Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

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USGS Marine Facility (Marfac)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS, Redwood City, CA)

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