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NOAA Photo Library Image - ship0495

Plastic bags are meant to discourage boobies from landing on the masthead. Apparently they don't work. Diners on deck below have to minimize upward looks upward and maximize cover over food. On the NOAA Ship McARTHUR during STAR 2000 operations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean.

Image ID: ship0495, NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection
Location: Eastern Tropical Pacific
Photo Date: 2000 Fall
Photographer: Shannon Rankin, NMFS, SWFSC

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