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Gulf of Mexico, 1987

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The stated objective of the cruise was “to acquire as many species as possible of the genus Coryphaenoides (fish) in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for a systematic study of the genus using biochemical methods.”


It seems the ship steamed due west from St. Petersburg out to a distance of approximately 180 miles.* The ship collected specimens at 14 stations along this track by employing a 41’ semi-balloon Otter Trawl.

The ship made only one trip into the Gulf of Mexico in 1987.* This trip was given a cruise ID of CH-4-87.* The ship departed St. Petersburg on April 20 and returned to that port on April 25.* Scientific personnel aboard for the trip were:
Sigma******** Dr. Raymond R. Wilson (Chief Scientist), Postgraduate Research Biologist, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Sigma******** Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, University of Miami
Sigma******** Dr. James Quinn, Florida Department of Natural Resources
Sigma******** Mr. Hans Kuck, Florida Department of Natural Resources
Sigma******** Mr. Mark Leiby, Florida Department of Natural Resources

Collection Location and Dates

20-25 April 1987.

Taxonomic Contents



Documentation that might be obtainable from John Wilson, Marine Operations Manager, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516 (Nov2014) are as follows:

Sigma******** Statement of pre-cruise requirements addressed to the Chief Scientist
Sigma******** Statement of equipment aboard and equipment available
Sigma******** Pre-Cruise Plan
Sigma******** Various R/V Cape Hatteras Situation Reports made during the cruise
Sigma******** Cruise assessment report
Sigma******** Master’s cruise report
Sigma******** log of scientific events
Sigma******** Loran Log
Sigma******** Oceanography General Cruise Inventory (NOAA Form 24-23
Sigma******** Running wire log
Sigma******** Plot (map) of cruise
Sigma******** Deck Log Book, R/V Cape Hatteras

Description of Collection

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Collection Inventory

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Collection Assets

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