Vema cruise 12, February 1957-June 1957

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This item contains several documents along with logs from Vema 12. The first document is entitled "Plankton Collections, Leg #1, New York to Buenos Aires", which summarizes "desired location and depth of plankton tows" and "general information". Another document is entitled "Plankton Towing Program on r/v 'Vema'", which summarizes "types of tows" and "procedure for oblique tows". Another document is entitled "suggested method of making 1/2 M Plankton tows", which summarizes "floating net", "general care and treatment of nylon nets", "preservation and labeling of plankton samples". |Includes sample data log sheets. Also includes data logs containing the following information: cruise number, station number, date, type, 1M net in, out, 1M meter reading, 1/2M net in, out, 1/2M meter reading, coordinates, median local time, 1M length tow, 1/2M length tow, wire angle at depth, corrected depth, corrected depth, 1M displ. vol., 1/2M displ. vol., corrected displ. vol., vol. H20 filt. 1M, vol. H20 filt. 1/2M, comments, net clogged, net tears, No. bottles used, surface temp. (occasionally), and observer. Also included is a document entitled "Surface plankton tows" recording the following information: sample number, date, GMT, coordinates, volume of water filtered in cu. meters, volume of plankton in milliliters. The last document is entitled "Biology Data".

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 15, 1956

End Date

Jun 15, 1957

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  • Marine Biology
  • Plankton
  • Invertebrates
  • Marine biologists
  • Marine biology


  • New York
  • South Atlantic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Brazil
  • North Atlantic Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA Acc. 09-008

Collection name

Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969

Physical Description

1 logbook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 15