MBARI creates and globally scales the visionary technologies required to explore, map, and understand our changing ocean.
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Explore deep-sea observations with this interactive guide.
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MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research center advancing marine science and engineering to understand our changing ocean.
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R/V Paragon was purchased from a commercial urchin diver in Oxnard, California in 2001 by the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). PISCO repowered and customized the vessel for nearshore scientific scuba diving and oceanographic research. For ten years it served as a research platform for kelp forest monitoring and process studies, oceanography, and education. In 2012, Dr. Mark Carr of PISCO-UCSC offered to lease the R/V Paragon to MBARI. UCSC retains ownership of the vessel and MBARI is responsible for its operation and upkeep.