Science Center Objects

The USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center uses a wide variety of vessels, from kayaks to open-ocean ships, to conduct fieldwork. Most vessels are managed by our Marine Facility, or MarFac.


A small boat sits on calm waters with trees in the distance, and a cloudy sky.

Fast Eddy

A man navigates a personal watercraft with equipment mounted on it through choppy waves, he's looking over his left shoulder.

Personal watercraft