Vema plankton collection inventory

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This item is a logbook comprised of worksheets detailing Vema cruises 2-22 from June 1967-June. Roughly half the worksheets were completed by Tom Gaynor and the other half by Philip Dalto (Dalto's name maybe spelled incorrectly because his signature is difficult to read.) The worksheets record the following information, although not all fields are consistently populated with data: date, cruise number, sample number, status (present, missing, PLF picked, biomass done), PH (date, value, buffer added), number of Jars, sample agrees with ship's log (yes/no), and remarks.

Date Range


Start Date

May 31, 1967

End Date

Jun 25, 1968

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


  • 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 1 Folder 1