On Friday evening, January 25, 2013, at 5 PM EST the R/V APALACHEE rounded Dog Island and sailed into the channel here at the FSUCML lab. Staff members and scientists waited anxiously for her to dock and jumped onboard to have a look around. This vessel exceeded our expectations, thanks to the dedication of Geo Shipyard, Inc. A special thanks, as well, to Dejong and Lebet Marine Architect, who worked with FSU scientists and colleagues at the National Marine Fisheries Service to help us design the vessel we all wanted. She comes fully equipped with galley, bunkroom, wet lab, dry lab, heads (one inside the ship and one with showers), dive platform, A-frame, knuckleboom, and much more. She's scheduled to be here at the lab for our Open House on April 20, 2013, so make sure you stop by and check her out!