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Naga Expedition, 1959-1961

The governments of the United States, South Vietnam and Thailand developed this expedition jointly. The objectives of this expedition were to survey of the marine resources available for development in the Gulf of Thailand and in that portion of the South China Sea adjacent to South Viet Nam and to train marine scientists and technicians of the two Southeast Asian countries. STRANGER, an oceanographic vessel of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography was the principal vessel for the expedition. Anton Bruun led Naga Expedition until his death when the work was taken over by James L. Faughn.

[R/V Stranger]
Fishermen heading to sea
[R/V Stranger]
[Anton Bruun on pier]

Explore the UC San Diego Digital Collections for more photos from the expedition