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

Huatulco, Mexico 2006

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

A collaboration with Mexican colleagues and LACM marine invertebrate and anthropology staff: Bill Woods, Angel Valdes, K. Fitzhugh, G. Hendler, K. Omura, D. Striley, R. Wetzer

Background (Top)

Cultural exchange opportunities were explored between LACM and Mexican colleagues while exploring the shallow water near shore coral reef in the Bay of Huatulco, (Oaxaca).

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

August 15th - three boat dives off San Augustino beach and along coast

Santa Cruz beach - collected along cement dock and intertidal

August 16th - two boat dives

Magueyito Beach Halimeda collection

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

The collection consists of 6 unsorted lots and the remaining 94 lots consisted of crustaceans (amphipods, brachyurans, alpheids, isopods, anomurans, peracarids, caridea), pycnogonids, polychaetes, mollusks (gastropods, bivalves, nudibranchs), platyhelminthes, echinoderms (urchins, brittle stars, holothuroids), nemerteans and sponges.

Documentation (Top)

All specimen data is databased.

Description of Collection (Top)

Specimens were preserved then stored in 95% EtOH. Collection is housed in MBC/Polychaete Collection room.

Collection Inventory (Top)

Collection curated and dispersed to taxonomic sections.

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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