First Voyage by STRI's "R.V. Benjamin" 1979

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Summary

In February 1979 the "R.V. Benjamin" completed its refitting, and it began its research with a voyage in March to Cocos Island off Costa Rica. STRI scientists were joined by Costa Rican conservation officials in an effort to obtain data necessary for the designation of Cocos Island as a national park.

Subject

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1979. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979, p. 173

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 1979

Topic

  • Research Vessels
  • Boats and boating
  • Marine sciences
  • National parks and reserves
  • Costa Rica
  • Ships

Place

Costa Rica

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