Busy cruise for R/V Cape Hatteras’ last voyage – being retired by Duke Marine Lab.

The final research cruise by the R/V Cape Hatteras from Duke Marine Lab should be a busy one, with 14 scientists on board representing six universities or agencies working collaboratively as well as individually. Wilson Laney of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, co-principal investigator with East Carolina University professor Roger Rulifson, said the collaborative cruise is funded through a three-year N.C. Coastal Recreational Fishing License grant and involves the tagging, release and monitoring of striped bass. Read more