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

Donald J. Reish and Jerry L. Barnard 1940s-1960s

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)

Polychaetes

Significance (Top)

Some of the first quantitative regional surveys undertaken to study the effects of pollution & human-mediated ecosystem changes or to establish initial baseline faunal inventories in embayments from Morro Bay, central California, to Bahia de los Angeles, Gulf of California, Mexico. The Mexican surveys were done in part to compare "...the fauna ecologically and zoogeographically with that of similar areas in southern California..." (Reish, 1968) and were the first of their kind in the region.

Background (Top)

Donald J. Reish & Jerry L. Barnard were graduate students in the late 1940s at the Allan Hancock Foundation, USC, under Dr. Olga Hartman and Dr. John Garth respectively. They became best friends and colleagues who worked together on many surveys and collecting trips throughout their careers. Their first big survey together was in Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors after Reish received a 5-year grant from the U.S. Public Health Service to study the effects of harbor pollution on the local fauna.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

California harbors & marinas: Long Angeles-Long Beach Harbor (including San Gabriel River mouth), Alamitos Bay, Newport Bay, Morro Bay, Playa del Rey, Catalina Harbor. Mexico: Bahia de San Quintin & Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California. 1950s-1960s.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Only polychaetes considered here, however specimens in different phyla collected during some of the studies were given to other sections at the Allan Hancock Foundation & are in the NHMLAC as well.

Documentation (Top)

Papers & an electronic spreadsheet of the stations are held by the Polychaete Section. Some papers that came out of the harbor studies & Mexico surveys are listed below.

Polychaetes -
Crippen, R.W., Reish, D.J. 1969. An ecological study of the polychaetous annelids associated with fouling material in Los Angeles Harbor with special reference to pollution. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 68: 170-187.
Hill, L.R., Reish, D.J. 1975. Seasonal occurrence and distribution of benthic and fouling species of polychaetes in Long Beach naval station and shipyard, California. Marine Studies San Pedro Bay, California 8: 57-74.
Reish, D.J. 1950. Polychaetous annelids as associates and predators of the crustacean wood borer, Limnoria. The Wasmann Journal of Biology 12(2): 223-226.
Reish, D.J. 1955. The relation of polychaetous annelids to harbor pollution. U.S. Public Health Rep. 70: 1168-1174.
Reish, D.J. 1956. An ecological study of Lower San Gabriel River, California, with special reference to pollution. California Fish & Game 42(1): 51-61.
Reish, D.J. 1957. The life history of the polychaetous annelid Neanthes caudata (delle Chiaje), including a summary of development in the family Nereidae. Pacific Science 11: 216-228.
Reish, D.J. 1959. Ecology of Amphipoda and Polychaeta of Newport Bay, California, Pt. III. Benthic Polychaetous Annelids. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper 21: 70-106 pp.
Reish, D.J. 1959. A new species of polychaetous annelid (family Capitellidae) from southern California. Pacific Science 13: 78-81.
Reish, D.J. 1959. New species of Spionidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 58(1): 11-16.
Reish, D.J. 1959. An ecological study of pollution in Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbors, California. Occasional Paper no. 22: 1-119, Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Reish, D.J. 1959. A discussion of the importance of the screen size in washing quantitative marine bottom samples. Ecology 40(3): 307-309
Reish, D.J. 1960. A new species of Sabellidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Southern California. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. 13, 2: 717-719.
Reish, D.J. 1961. A study of succession in a recently constructed boat harbor in Southern California. Ecology 42: 84-91.
Reish, D.J. 1961. The relationship of temperature and dissolved oxygen to the seasonal settlement of the polychaetous annelid Hydroides horvegica (Gunnerus). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 60(1): 1-11.
Reish, D.J. 1963. Further studies on the benthic fauna in a recently constructed boat harbor in southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 62: 23-32.
Reish, D.J. 1963. A quantitative study of the benthic polychaetous annelids of Bahia de San Quintin, Baja California. Pacific Naturalist 3: 399-436.
Reish, D.J. 1964. A quantitative study of the benthic polychaetous annelids of Catalina Harbor, Santa Catalina Island, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 63: 86-92.
Reish, D.J. 1964. Studies on the Mytilus edulus community in Alamitos Bay, California: I. Development and destruction of the community. Veliger 6: 124-131.
Reish, D.J. 1964. Studies on the Mytilus edulus community in Alamitos Bay, California: II. Population variations and discussion of the associated species. Veliger 6: 202-207.
Reish, D.J. 1964. The effect of oil refinery wastes on benthic marine animals in Los Angeles Harbor, California. Comm. Int. Explor. Sci. Mer Medit., Symp.Pollut. Mar. par Microorgan. Prod. Petrol., Monaco: 355-361.
Reish, D.J. 1966. Relationship of polychaetes to varying dissolved oxygen concentrations. Third International Conference on Water Pollution Research, Munich, Germany, section III, paper 10: 1-10.
Reish, D.J. 1971. Effect of pollution abatement in Los Angeles Harbors. Marine Pollution Bulletin 2: 71-74.
Reish, D.J. 1971. Seasonal settlement of polychaetous annelids on test panels in Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors 1950-1951. Journal Fisheries Research Board of Canada 38: 1459-1467.
Reish, D.J. 1972. Biological changes in Los Angeles Harbor following pollution abatement. California Marine Research Committee, CalCOFI Rept. 16: 118-121.
Reish, D.J. 1986. Benthic invertebrates as indicators of marine pollution: 35 years of study. IEEE Oceans '86 Conference Proceedings: 885-888.
Reish, D.J. 1967. The benthic Polychaeta and Amphipoda of Morro Bay, California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 120(3565):
Reish, D.J., Soule, D.F., Soule, J.D. 1980. The benthic biological conditions of Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors: results of 28 years of investigations and monitoring. Helgolander Meeresuntersuchungen 34: 193-205.
Reish, D.J., Winter, H.W. 1954. The ecology of Alamitos Bay, California, with special reference to pollution. California Fish & Game 105-121.
Woodwick, K.H. 1963. Polydora nuchalis, a new species of polychaetous annelid from California. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 43: 381-384.

Amphipods-
Barnard, J.L. 1953. On two new amphipod records from Los Angeles Harbor. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 52: 83-87.
Barnard, J.L. 1954. A new species of Microjassa (Amphipoda) from Los Angeles Harbor. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 53: 127-130.
Barnard, J.L. 1955. The wood-boring habits of Chelura terebrans Philippi in Los Angeles harbor. Essays in the natural sciences in honor of Captain Allan Hancock. University of Southern California Press, Los Angeles, CA, pp. 87-95.
Barnard, J.L. 1958. Amphipod crustaceans as fouling organisms in Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbors, with reference to the influence of seawater turbidity. California Fish & Game 44: 161-179.
Barnard, J.L. 1959. Estuarine Amphipoda. Pt. 2 in Barnard & Reish, Ecology of Amphipoda and Polychaeta of Newport Bay, California. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper 21: 13-69.
Barnard, J.L. 1961. Relationship of Californian amphipod faunas in Newport Bay and in the open sea. Pacific Naturalist 3: 73-115.
Barnard, J.L. 1962. Benthic marine exploration of Bahia de San Quintin, Baja California, 1960-1961. General Account. Pacific Naturalist 1(6): 1-16.
Barnard, J.L. 1964. Marine Amphipoda of Bahia de San Quintin, Baja California. Pacific Naturalist 4(3): 53-139.
Barnard, J.L. 1969. A biological survey of Bahia de los Angeles, Gulf of California, Mexico. IV. Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea). Transactions, San Diego Society of Natural History 15(13): 175-228.
Barnard, J.L. 1970. Benthic ecology of Bahia de San Quintin, Baja California. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 44: 1-60.
Barnard, J.L., Grady, W.E. 1968. A biological survey of Bahia de los Angeles, Gulf of California, Mexico. I. General account. Transactions, San Diego Society of Natural History 15(6): 51-66.
Barnard, J.L., Reish, D.J. 1959. Ecology of Amphipoda and Polychaeta of Newport Bay, California, 1. Introduction. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper 21: 1-12.

Description of Collection (Top)

Wet preserved collection. Samples originally fixed in 10% formalin, later rinsed in fresh water & transferred into 70% ethanol. Specimens were integrated into the appropriate section collection while at the AHF. The assessment below applies only to Polychaetes.

Collection Inventory (Top)

None. The amount of polychaete specimens, while known to be large, could only be inventoried by examining all bottles in the collection to see which ones came from this project. Some identifications are recorded in Hartman's N-catalogue.

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)

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