NOAA Ships Fairweather and Rainier in Alaska. Both ships are designed and outfitted primarily for conducting hydrographic surveys in support of nautical charting, but are capable of many other missions in support of NOAA programs.
You never know what you might find on a beach. Just ask Keith Moreis. During a winter stroll along the beach last December, Mr. Moreis found a bottle cast adrift 54 years ago. But who cast the bottle into the ocean?