Buoy fouling survey, research data (2)

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The research data documents Louis Hutchins' participation in United States Navy Buoy Fouling Survey, 1943-1947. Includes descriptions of buoy locations, headed alpha-number designation (C1 - C35) detailing location, length of time in place, water depth, depth of fouling, type, mooring type, extent and content of fouling. Data comes in two formats. The first lists depth of samples, thickness, weight, weight of water, volume of water, and description of fouling with listing of genus or common names of fouling fauna. The second includes mussel samples from buoys, listed in lettered (C1 - C35) series and headed with buoy number. These list sample number, length, width, height, number, and averages. Some list totals for quantity of mussels. Locations include coast of Massachusetts (Nantucket, Buzzard's Bay, Martha's Vineyard) and Rhode Island (Block Island).

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  • Rhode Island
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Buzzards Bay
  • Block Island
  • Nantucket Island


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007248

Collection name

Louis W. Hutchins Papers, circa 1939-1957 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 1