Conrad cruise 12, data sheets, January 1968-June 1969 : part 2, July 1968 to June 1969

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This item is part 2 of a 2 part unbound logbook from Conrad cruise 12 from January 1968 to June 1969. Part 2 includes sample data sheets from July 05, 1968 to June 14, 1969. Summary of route: A few points in the North Pacific near Japan and near the Bering sea. The cruise sails from Capetown to Colombo to Singapore to Saseko. They sail through the Mozambique Channel, the Indian Ocean, and the Philippine Sea. Sample data sheets include the following information: 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 some these forms records wire angle and hydro station data. Some sheets include time-depth recorders, (made by Benthos, Inc), which are approximately 3 inches in diameter. Plankton sample log sheets record IBM serial number, ship/cruise, sample number, no. of samples, coordinates, upper sampling depth, deeper sampling depth, date, time, duration, device, mesh size, type tow, vol. water filtered, speed, sea state, temperatures, calibration, salinity, wind, wire angle, conditions, depth to bottom, hydro station data, flowmeter reading. Dial settings for 12 kc an d3.5 kc pdrs each watch and at any change settings listed below are the new settings.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 05, 1968

End Date

Jun 14, 1969

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


  • Tung Hai
  • Indian Ocean
  • East China Sea
  • Philippine Sea
  • South Pacific Ocean
  • Andaman Sea
  • Coral Sea
  • Mozambique Channel
  • Pacific Ocean
  • North Pacific 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 6 Folder 9