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Operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, R/V Sally Ride is part of the United States academic research fleet. The ship is 238 feet long, weighs 3,034 gross tons, carries 45 people (25 scientists and 20 mariners), and has an endurance of 40 days at sea over a range of 10,545 nautical miles. As a general-purpose research vessel, the ship is configurable to support all oceanographic disciplines including geology, geophysics, physical oceanography, biology, acoustics, chemistry, atmospheric physics and much more. As an Ocean Class ship, Sally Ride serves throughout the Pacific Ocean, from the polar ice margins to the steamy tropics.
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