Conrad cruise 8, November 1964-August 1964

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This unbound logbook contains detailed data from Conrad cruise 8 from November 14, 1963 to August 21, 1964. Includes hand drawn table recording the following information: date, station, sample, surface, vertical, Indian Ocean Standard Net (IOSN), oblique, MPS, BPS, remarks. Also includes plankton station data, plotting chart of the Indian Ocean portion of the cruise, and Indian Ocean standard net sample information. Summary of route: Starting point is around 18° s, 66° w in the Caribbean. They move southeast into the North Atlantic and South Atlantic, crossing the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean, sailing as far south as the northern regions of the Southern Ocean. They continue east and slightly north into the Great Australian Bight, and then continue further east into the South Pacific Ocean. They sail northeast, probably through the Panama Canal, and into the Caribbean Sea Detailed data log sheets record the following information: Ship and cruise no., station no., sample number, total no. samples, coordinates, date, local time, tow type, net in, net out, length of tow, wire angle at max depth, flowmeter reading, corrected depth range, flowmeter no., displacement vol., flowmeter calibration factor, corrected displ. vol., vol. H20 filtered, wire angle information, sky condition, sea condition, surface water temperature, BT slide no., BT temperatures, hydro station data, surface salinity, core no., secchi disk, comments (successful? If not why?), observer name. Deep sea scans are recorded on the same detailed data log sheets but focus on the Caribbean Sea between May 14-29. The back (verso) of these forms records BT slide no.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 14, 1963

End Date

Aug 21, 1964

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


  • Indian Ocean
  • South Atlantic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • South Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Caribbean Sea
  • North Atlantic Ocean
  • North Pacific Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks
  • Plotting charts
  • Maps

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 5 Folder 9