Journal of Oyster Survey, February - March 1898, F2-2

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This is the second of two notebooks containing a journal of an oyster survey of Louisiana, conducted by the United States Bureau of Fisheries. Dated February 21-March 15, 1898. Entries discuss the oyster bed sites visited; observed health of area oyster beds and specimens taken; measurements of environmental conditions; flora and fauna competing affecting oyster populations; and information from local inhabitants including distinctions between types of oysters. Locations in Louisiana include Half Moon Island, Bay Voisin, and Wine Island.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 21, 1898

End Date

Mar 15, 1898

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  • Ostreidae
  • Oysters


  • Half Moon Island
  • United States
  • Louisiana
  • Wine Island
  • Bay Voisin


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007184

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 17 Folder 2