CGC Yakutat, cruises 1-10

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This item contains cruise data from Coast Guard Cutter Yakutat cruises 1-10 from March 7, 1963. Cruises take samples from various points in the North Atlantic Ocean, including the area near Bermuda, the South, mid-Altantic, and New England areas of the U.S., Canada near the Labrador Sea, the North Sea near Ireland, the Bay of Biscay, the region near Moracco, and near the Canary Islands. Yakutat cruise 7 has the largest number of data sheets and has supporting materials including narrative log notes. The bulk of the collection consists of data sheets recording the following information: "opening and closing plankton tows", "Nansen bottles", 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 data, BT temperatures, surface salinity, core no., comments (successful? If not why?), observer name.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 25, 1960

End Date

Mar 07, 1963

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


  • Bay of Biscay
  • Labrador Sea
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • North Sea
  • North Atlantic 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 8 Folder 7