Oyster Investigation No. 5 1888 129-176

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This is the fifth of seven logbooks of the Fish Hawk, labeled "No. 5, Oyster Investigation 129-176". It contains records of observations 129 - 176, taken during September 28 - October 2, 1888. Readings were collected approximately every 10 to 15 minutes. Data recorded includes number of observation, date, locality, bearings, time of day, sky, air temperature, surface and bottom temperature, depth temperature, depth, nature of bottom surface density, depth and bottom densities and commanding officer. On the backside of pages, are notes about the condition of oysters found. Collecting was in the Providence River.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 28, 1888

End Date

Oct 02, 1888

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  • Ostreidae
  • Oysters


  • Rhode Island
  • United States
  • Providence River


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA RU007184

Collection name

United States Bureau of Fisheries, Records, circa 1877-1948

Physical Description

1 logbook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 16 Folder 19