Vema cruise 24 data sheets, January 1967-December 1967 : part 3, May 1967 to August 1967

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This item is part 3 of a 5 part unbound logbook from Vema 24, January to November, 1967. Part 3 covers cruise information taking place between May 20 to August 07, 1967. Summary of route: The cruise begins at around 18°n, 131°e in the Philippine Sea, then sails south east into the Sulu and Celebes Seas, then sails east around Papua New Guinea and Bismarck Sea on the east side then into the Coral Sea (probably through the Solomon Sea), ending this portion of the cruise at around 17°s, 147°e between Townsville Australia and New Caledonia. This item includes detailed logs and a handwritten table with Bathytermograph Data from June to September, 1967. Detailed logs include the following sample data: ship-cruise, ship station, sample and number of samples, coordinates, date, local start and finish time, duration, wire angle, TDR no., corrected depth range, type tow, opening-closing, sampler type, ship speed, TSK flowmeter no. and reading, temperature, salinity. Logs also include the following environmental data: surface water temp., air temp., sky conditions, cloud cover, sea conditions, wave height, wind speed, water transparency, BT slide info, BS slide info, Hydro station no. and type, surface salinity sample no., core no., depth to bottom, other sample information, comments (successful tow? If not, why?), observer name. The back (verso) of the detailed logs record the following: Ship station, sample no., vol. H20 filtered, flowmeter calibration factor, displacement vol., wire angle data, hydro station data (depth, temp., salinity). Some detailed logs sheets include time-depth recorders (made by Benthos, Inc), which are approximately 3 inches in diameter. Each of these has a date, time, coordinates, ship name, recorder number, (and a place to record calibration).

Date Range


Start Date

May 20, 1967

End Date

Aug 07, 1967

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


  • South China Sea
  • Philippine Sea
  • Coral Sea
  • Sulu Sea
  • North Pacific Ocean
  • Celebes Sea


  • 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 4 Folder 9