NOAA representatives from around the Great Lakes region co-hosted a day-long
event with Chicago's Shedd Aquarium as part of NOAA's 200th Celebration. "A
Great Day in the Great Lakes" featured day-long NOAA and Sea Grant and a NOAA
Green Ship open house. The R/V Laurentian, shown here, is one of three petroleu
m-free ships operated by NOAA's GLERL, the only such ships in the Federal fleet.