In 1973, a crew of MSRC scientists took a cruise to the New York Bight onboard the Research Vessel Atlantic Twin. As the story goes, the cruise was funded by former MSRC Director and current Director of NY Sea Grant Don Squires. The scientists were tracking sewage sludge dumped into the Bight by the City of New York. The work may have led to the later cessation of sludge dumping in the New York Bight.
The crew of the R/V Atlantic Twin included Jeff Parker, iver Duedall, Doug Hardy, Joe Alesi, Malcolm Bowman,
The photos are available on Google Photos.