Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Specimen Condition | Container Condition | Label Condition | Label Content | Level of Taxonomic Identification

Hawaiian Bongo Net Collection

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

Richard Young, University of Hawaii Oceanography Department, was the principal investigator. The National Science Foundation Grant OCE-8500593 supported Roger Seapy's heteropod study.

Background (Top)

Roger Seapy sent the Materials and Methods section of his student's thesis (Daniel Nigro) which contains the tables summarizing the depth range and the volume of water filtered for each tow.

Seapy, R. R. 1990. Patterns of vertical distribution in the epipelagic heteropod mollusks off Hawaii. Marine Ecology Progress Series 60: 235-246.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Plankton samples were collected during a five day cruise in April 1984 from waters southwest of Oahu, Hawaii, aboard the University of Hawaii's R/V Kana Keoki. The study area was located in waters that averaged 2000 m in depth 11-20 km off shore. Tows were taken with 70 cm bongo nets through five depth intervals (0-50, 50-100, 100-150, 150-200 and 200-400 m).

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

The plankton samples are unsorted except for the squid paralarvae, which were removed by Richard Young, and the heteropods and shelled pteropods, removed by Roger Seapy and Daniel Nigro.

Documentation (Top)

Specimen data is with Roger Seapy. We have the material and methods portion of Daniel Nigro's thesis, and Roger Seapy's publication (Seapy 1990).

Description of Collection (Top)

This unsorted plankton collection was originally fixed in 4% buffered seawater-formalin for 48 hours then transferred to 40% isopropanol. It is now stored in 50% isopropanol. It is presently located in the polychaete office, but will be processed in the lab then stored in the Polychaete Collection Range.
Lab processing will involve transfer to 70% ethanol, changing all lids, and finally inserting appropriate labels.

Collection Inventory (Top)

The collection consists of 64 glass jars (16 oz.) with bakelite lids. These plankton samples are in 3 plastic crates with padding between the jars.

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

Specimen Condition (Top)

Date 4: New alcohol needed immediately (specimens will otherwise be irreparably damaged) 3: Containers need to be 'topped off' 2: New alcohol needed within next 6-12 months 1: No curation needed at present
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Container Condition (Top)

Date 4: Immediate short-term (less than 5 years) storage container replacement needed. Present containers are inadequate. Curate in the short-term with plastic buckets, whirltop bags, or similar. 3: Specimens contained in museum-grade long-term (greater than 5 years) storage containers. Jars need new closures (e.g. replace Bakelite and metal lids). 2: Transfer to museum-grade long-term storage containers. Replace or transfer to new jars and glass vials, replace cotton and closures. 1: Containers are museum-grade and meet highest curation standards.
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Label Condition (Top)

Date 4: New labels needed immediately (original labels in poor condition, paper torn/worn, legibility poor). 3: New labels needed within next 1-2 years (original labels beginning to wear, pencil writing fading, low quality paper was used). 2: New labels needed are as a result of curation and accretion of collection. 1: No new labels needed at present.
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Label Content (Top)

Date 2: New label or additional label needed because original label data is incomplete and supporting documentation provides additional collection data which greately enhances significance and value of each lot. 1: Label content complete. All collection data are contained on label.
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Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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