Collection Data

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Aleutian Cruise 1949

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Unknown. The station data sheets inherited by the Polychaete Section along with the Allan Hancock Foundation polychaete collection do not have any explanatory text. Probably one of the many small collections sent to Dr. Olga Hartman (AHF) for identification & retained by her for the collection. This set might have been from a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service cruise as Hartman had identified other Alaskan polychaetes for the USFWS. Although the heading on the data sheet was “Dredge hauls; Aleutians Cruise; 1949” most of the samples come from the Bering & Chukchi Seas.

Collection Location and Dates

Off the Aleutian & Pribilof Islands, Gulf of Alaska, and the eastern Bering & Chukchi Seas; August 1949. At least 168 stations were sampled during the cruise; the data sheets had coordinates, date of collection, time, gear, operation, bottom type, and comments for 51 stations.

Taxonomic Contents



Electronic spreadsheet with station data and original paper data sheets held in the Polychaete Office.

Description of Collection

Wet preserved collection. Specimens originally fixed in 5% formalin, later rinsed in fresh water, and transferred in 70% ethanol. After identification by Hartman they were put into separate vials. These were placed into taxa jars & incorporated into the general collection while at Allen Hancock Foundation.

Collection Inventory

None at present. As the specimen lots are shelved it would require searching the whole collection to find them.

Collection Assets

No collection assets available.

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