Vema cruise 2, plankton tows, July 1953-September 1953


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Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983


This item is a logbook comprised of worksheets detailing Vema cruise 2 from 31 July-12 September 1953. The worksheets record the following information, although not all fields are consistently populated with data: date, coordinates, direction, speed, net size and type, sky condition, time net in, time reaches max. depth, max. depth, time leaves max. depth, total time at max. depth, time net out, total time, remarks, and observations on haul. Some observations may include information of what type of plankton captured or if the haul was particularly good or bad.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 31, 1953

End Date

Sep 12, 1953

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  • Marine biology
  • Invertebrates
  • Plankton
  • Marine biologists


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 1 Folder 2