Waldo L. Schmitt Papers : annual report of the Tortugas Laboratory, 1932.

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This report is part of a collection of the Waldo L. Schmitt papers. Schmitt was a carcinologist. During the summers of 1924 and 1925, Schmitt was at the Carnegie Institution's Marine Laboratory at Tortugas, Florida, surveying the crustacean fauna of the area, identifying crustaceans found in the stomachs of fishes, and taking underwater photographs. In 1925, Schmitt was awarded the Smithsonian's Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship "for the study of the fauna of countries other than the United States." The scholarship enabled him to collect marine invertebrates along the east coast of South America from August to December, 1925, and on the west coast from August 1926 to May 1927. From August 1925 to February 1926, he collected along eastern South America from Brazil south of Buenos Aires. Locations included sites in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay. He also participated in field work at Tortugas during the summers of 1930, 1931, and 1932. This folder contains the Annual Report of the Tortugas Laboratory, at the time directed by William Harding Longley, issued by the Carnegie Institution of Washington on December 9, 1932. It is a reprint from Year Book No. 31, for the year 1931-1932, pages 279 to 292. The report (whose leaves are loose) mentions the work of W. L. Schmitt, then from the U. S. National Museum, on the bathymetric distribution of decapod crustacea, conducted from June 15 to August 8. on pp. 288-290 is his article titled "Crustacea of the Tortugas Region."

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 09, 1932

End Date

Dec 09, 1932

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  • Marine Biology
  • Crustacea
  • Zoology
  • Carnegie Institution of Washington--Periodicals
  • Marine biology
  • Crustaceans


  • District of Columbia
  • Florida


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Reports

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-104

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt papers, 1924-1927, 1930-1932, 1937, 1941-1942, 1961-1963

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1, folder 26