Ron “Yogi” Briggs is the Captain of the R/V Pacific Storm and has worked for the Marine Mammal Institute for 10 years. He previously was a boat owner/operator commercial fisherman in Alaska for 30 years. Yogi enjoys working on the many diverse projects for OSU, such as sea floor mapping, supporting the wave-energy test site project, the Ocean Observatories Initiative projects, the marbled murrelet studies, and many whale tagging trips in Oregon and California. As the Captain of the Pacific Storm, Yogi has had the opportunity to work with scientists and groups from all over the country. He has formed strong relationships with them and looks forward to the different work that each group requires when using the Pacific Storm.
Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, Oregon 97365
Phone: (541) 867-0202
Fax: (541) 867-0128
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