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  1. (Left to right) Takaroan pearl divers Fereti and Tehaiere with diving goggles around their necks confer with Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) diver Willard Bascom while village chief Paniora stands by holding weighted diving line. Geographically Takaroa is part of the King George Islands; it is an atoll in the Tauamotu group in French Polynesia, it is known for its fine pearls, including black pearls. This was the first Scripps Institution of Oceanography expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Paniori; Bascom, Willard N, 1916-; Fereti; Tehaiere
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Tuamotu Archipelago; Pearl divers
    • Format: image
  2. In the New Zealand island chain during a stopover on Palmerston Island, some natives come on board for an impromptu party during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). Among the unidentified natives is Philip E. Jackson in lower left hand corner, Buckey (last name unknown) the radio man, at the far right Robert Livingston and by the door watching is Willard N. Bascom, while Joe and Bob Masters dance. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Masters, Bob; Bascom, Willard N, 1916-; Masters, Joe; Jackson, Philip E.; Livingston, Robert
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships; Cook Islanders
    • Format: image
  3. Personnel Schedules

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Letters, Clippings, Ships' Logs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Horizon (Ship); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Rakestraw, Norris W. (Norris Watson), 1895-1982; Folsom, Theodore; Fairbridge, Rhodes Whitmore, 1914-; Darcey, Bernard; Barr, Edward Sheldon, 1933-; Arrhenius, Gustaf; Beckwith, Warren; Fisher, Robert Lloyd, 1925-; Dill, Robert Floyd, 1927-; Bascom, Willard N, 1916-
    • Date: 1952-09-26
    • Topic: Scientists; Oceanographers; San Diego (Calif.)
    • Format: image