Smithsonian-Bredin Society Islands Expedition, 1957 : Journal of Yacht Mareva

ID: SIA RU007231

Creator: Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1957

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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Abstract

The Journal includes to copies, one in French and the other in English (annotated) of the Yacht Mareva, recorded during the Smithsonian-Bredin Society Islands Expedition, 1957. The journal details weather, locations visited including islands and town names, conditions at sea, breakdowns and repairs, latitude and longitude positions, specimen collecting locations and types gathered (listed by common name), events during voyage, and specimen preparations. Locations are through out French Polynesia Society Islands [Îles de la Société] and Tikehau Atoll including Bora-bora and Moorea.

Date Range

1957

Start Date

Apr 08, 1957

End Date

May 15, 1957

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Topic

  • Marine Biology
  • Zoology
  • Marine biology

Place

  • Bora-Bora
  • Moorea
  • Tikehau, Atoll
  • Société, Îles de la
  • French Polynesia

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 109