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The Hanse Explorer, Research Vessel

A photo of Oceana's ice class research vessel, the Hanse Explorer, on the Baltic Sea.
© OCEANA Carlos Minguell

In the spring of 2011, Oceana launched a research expedition in the Baltic Sea. The two-month journey took place aboard the Hanse Explorer, a 48-meter ice class vessel built for long exploration voyages and diving operations. See other Baltic Sea images in our photo gallery of the expedition.