Vema cruise 7, May 1955-August 1955

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This item is a logbook comprised of worksheets detailing Vema cruise 7 from 26 May-26 August 1955. 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. Observations may include information of what type of plankton captured, water temperatures, and other supplemental information. A worksheet from 23 September 1952 is also included (probably from another cruise).|There is a separate set data in a handwritten table on note paper in the back. This is data on leg 1 and 2, leg 3, and unspecified. The following data was recorded, although not all fields are populated with information: plankton sample number, coordinates, depth of tow in inches, volume of water filtered in M³, actual total plankton sample displacement volume in milliliters, displaced volume per 1000 M³, time of tow, surf temp in °C.

Date Range


Start Date

May 26, 1955

End Date

Aug 26, 1955

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  • Marine Biology
  • Plankton
  • Invertebrates
  • Marine biologists
  • Marine biology


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 5