Virtual Stowaway on a Research Cruise: Main Lab

icon of ship's profile, linked to image map
You can navigate through hotspots in the panoramas (see box at right), or you can click the image at left to go to a larger, clickable Ship Diagram.

Or take a guided tour by following the arrows by the text under the panoramas.


On boarding the Research Vessel Oceanus you will probably first enter the main lab-- large, centrally located, and usually the center of activity on the ship. It is often busy for 24 hours a day, as scientists count and measure animals they've collected, study them with microscopes, maintain them in vessels of all sizes, and prepare for the next collecting dive-- to mention just a few of the things that happen there.

Some of the doors, stairs and windows in this lab (and in other panoramas) will take you to other spaces on the ship if you click on them.

You can explore the ship on your own by clicking on these "hotspots" or on the diagram below, or you can take a guided tour of the ship's working and living spaces by clicking on the arrow at right.

next in tour arrow for next stage in tour
deck with divers crane cab main lab wet lab galley bridge bow stateroom for scientists or crew engine room laundry room food storage captain's stateroom

[larger diagram]  [aerial photo]

Note: a few spaces can only be reached from the panoramas, as they are "behind" others in the diagram view.
At present, a few other spaces can be reached only from the diagram view.

If panoramas do not display when reached by using the "back" button in Internet Explorer, try clicking the mouse in the browser address bar and hitting "enter" (without changing what is in the address bar).

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