Tortugas Laboratory Trips, 1930-1932 : diary, August 2-9, 1931

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The diary documents Waldo Schmitt's working during the Tortugas Laboratory Trips, August 2-9, 1931. Work as conducted at the Carnegie Institute of Washington, Marine Biology Laboratory at the Dry Tortugas Islands on Loggerhead Key in Florida (1903-1939). The diary are loose leaf paper, and discuss observations of shoreline, reefs, caves and types of fish during collecting; characteristics of observed fish; conditions of the water; and weather. References making of a film and photographs documenting his work there.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 02, 1931

End Date

Aug 09, 1931

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  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology


  • Dry Tortugas
  • United States
  • Florida


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 86