Waldo L. Schmitt Papers : station notes and annotated map, Tortugas, 1930


Waldo L. Schmitt Papers : station notes and annotated map, Tortugas, 1930

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Contained In: Waldo L. Schmitt papers, 1924-1927, 1930-1932, 1937, 1941-1942, 1961-1963

Series: SIA Acc. 17-104

Series: Smithsonian Field Book Project : an initiative to improve access to field book content that documents natural history


Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey




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The field book is part of a collection of Waldo L. Schmitt papers. Schmitt was a carcinologist. During the summers of 1924 and 1925, Schmitt was at the Carnegie Institution's Marine Laboratory at Tortugas, Florida, surveying the crustacean fauna of the area, identifying crustaceans found in the stomachs of fishes, and taking underwater photographs. In 1925, Schmitt was awarded the Smithsonian's Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship "for the study of the fauna of countries other than the United States." The scholarship enabled him to collect marine invertebrates along the east coast of South America from August to December, 1925, and on the west coast from August 1926 to May 1927. From August 1925 to February 1926, he collected along eastern South America from Brazil south of Buenos Aires. Locations included sites in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay. He also participated in field work at Tortugas during the summers of 1930, 1931, and 1932. This folder includes about 14 cards with printed and handwritten station notes on research conducted in 1930 at the Tortugas, and a folded, annotated map: a nautical chart titled "Tortugas Harbor and approaches", of scale 1/40000, published at Washington in May 1904, reissued February 1917, by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. On the back of the map is inscribed the name of the vessel Dohrn.


(Waldo Lasalle), , 1887-1977 , Anton Dohrn , Carnegie Institution of Washington , Crustaceans , Dry Tortugas , Dry Tortugas (Fla.)--Maps , Field notes , Florida , Maps , Marine biology , Natural history , Schmitt, Waldo L , Tortugas Laboratoryā€¸ , Zoology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.142334


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