Fish Hawk, part 4 : notes and journal on work in Chesapeake Bay, by Lewis Radcliffe, 1914

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This volume by L. Radcliffe is a journal of fish collecting work done from the research vessel Fish Hawk on the Chesapeake Bay from 14 January to 2 May 1914. Entries include date, station number, location, method of capture, depth, time of dredging, air temperature, water temperature at surface and various depths, list of catch, and other notes. For herring species, lengths are recorded. Station numbers span from 8000 to 8126; they are written as D. 8000 to D8112 and Sta. 8113 to Sta. 8126. Most collections were made by fish trawl or 8' beam trawl. One photograph of a Brevoortia tyrannus scale at 40x magnification is included on page 29 of the volume. Loose data tables with the volume appear to compile measurements of Pomolobus pseudoharengus [Alosa pseudoharengus] and Pomolobus aestivalis [Alosa aestivalis] caught between 16 July and 20 August 1915 at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Pigeon Point Bay [Maine?], and Fox Island. Additional loose sheets include an itinerary of the 1914 Fish Hawk trip on the Chesapeake Bay.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 14, 1914

End Date

Aug 20, 1915

Access Information

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  • United States
  • Chesapeake Bay


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007220

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), collected notes, lists, catalogs, illustrations, and records on fishes, circa 1835-1974 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Fishes