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

International Indian Ocean Expedition, 1963-1964

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)

MBC

Significance (Top)

Polychaetes from India, both coasts of the Indian Ocean.

Background (Top)

The International Indian Ocean Expedition, IIOE, was intended to be a complete survey of the Indian Ocean, including descriptive physical, chemical, biological oceanography, marine geology, geophysics and meterology, and ran from 1959 to 1965. Forty-six vessels from thirteen countries participated. One of the ships, the Anton Bruun belonging to the U.S. National Science Foundation, made 9 cruises focused on biological oceanography and systematics. Dr. Olga Hartman was an active participant on cruise 7. Shore and shallow water collections were made by Drs. Howard Sanders and John Rudloe. All polychaetes from the IIOE were sent to Dr. Hartman for identification and retained for the AHF collection.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Indian Ocean, 1963-1964 (Anton Bruun and shore stations).

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Polychaetes.

Documentation (Top)

Description of Collection (Top)

Wet preserved collection. Specimens were original fixed in 5% formalin and later transferred to 70% ethanol.

Collection Inventory (Top)

There is no collection inventory at present although the papers by Hartman listed above cite most of the specimens presently held by the NHMLAC.

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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