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

Heceta Bank / G. Hendler 2000

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

These are deep water collections with complete locality and habitat data. They are in excellent condition and well preserved and in excellent condition. Most specimens will be amenable to molecular analysis.

Background (Top)

PI Gordon Hendler

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Heceta Bank is located in the north eastern Pacific, off the Oregon coast. Samples were collected between 19-27 June 2000 with the R/V Brown. Collection depths ranged from 72-340 meters.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

The taxonomic emphasis is echinoderms with 86 lots collected.

Documentation (Top)

G. Hendler provided station list as Excel spreadsheet.

Description of Collection (Top)

The bulk of the collections were fixed and preserved in 95% ethanol. A few lots were initially preserved in formalin then transferred to 85% ethanol. The collection is stored in the Polychaete Collection Range (LACM basement).

Collection Inventory (Top)

Echinoderms (102 lots); polychaetes (51 lots); crustaceans (41 lots); mollusks (37 lots); sponges (73 lots); cnidarians (24 lots); brachiopods (14 lots); urochordates (20 lots); ectoprocts (12 lots); miscellaneous taxa (e.g., nemerteans, sipunculids, chordates)(12 lots).

Collection Assets (Top)

Date Click to View Image Information
09/15/2010 View [1362.3 kB] Raw data sheet
08/15/2008 View [58.8 kB] Ophiuroidea (Gorgonocephalus eucnemis). Photo by K. Omura.
08/15/2008 View [177.5 kB] Echinoidea. Photo by K. Omura.
08/15/2008 View [103.6 kB] Holothuroidea. Photo by K. Omura.
07/16/2002 View [7.2 kB] Collection inventory

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
06/20/2002 0% 0% 0% 100%
05/01/2002 0% 0% 100% 0%

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.
05/01/2002 0% 0% 0% 100%

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.
06/20/2002 0% 0% 0% 100%
05/01/2002 0% 100% 0% 0%

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.
06/20/2002 0% 100%
05/01/2002 100% 0%

Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
06/20/2002 0% 78% 0% 5% 2% 12% 3%
05/01/2002 43% 35% 0% 5% 2% 12% 3%