UConn research vessel heads back out onto the water, a little bigger than before

28 Nov 2017

A tiny seam running down the side of the Research Vessel Connecticut is all that's visible of the months-long, $2.5 million project to cut the boat in half and expand it by 14 feet.

But the extra space inside the UConn vessel's cabin will mean more students and researchers will be able to use the R/V Connecticut for long research trips, and will make the vessel an even more popular tool for scientists to rent, researchers said Monday, hours before the boat set off on its first major research trip since work on the boat began.

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