Alpha Helix Program Management Office records, 1962-1991 (SAC 7)

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The Alpha Helix Program Management Office records document the administration and activities of the Research Vessel Alpha Helix while under the management of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). The Alpha Helix Program was operated by SIO from 1966 to 1980.

The R/V Alpha Helix was a National Oceanographic Research Facility of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS). It and was owned and operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) from February 1966 to January 1980. It was constructed and operated through National Science Foundation funding, administered by the Alpha Helix Program Management Office (PMO) at SIO, and, after its 1973 designation as a National Oceanographic Research Facility, scheduled by UNOLS.

In the late 1950s, SIO physiologist Per Fredrik Scholander envisioned a floating laboratory that would allow scientists to explore biological problems while at sea. In May 1961, Scholander submitted a proposal to the NSF, requesting support for the construction and operation of a biological laboratory ship and an accompanying shore facility. The proposal recommended that the ship be equipped with the innovative technology necessary to conduct biological investigations in any geographical region in the world. The NSF approved the proposal. The ship was designed by L. R. Glosten and Associates, and constructed by the J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation. Built with space for twelve crew members and a ten scientists, the ship was equipped to be capable of operating in both polar and tropical regions, and with laboratory, support, and habitation facilities. The R/V Alpha Helix was delivered to SIO in February 1966. Part of SIO's research fleet, it was maintained by the Marine Facilities Division and managed by the Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support Division (SOMTS).

SIO was designated a NSF research project office and was authorized to manage the Alpha Helix Program. The Program Director of SIO's Physiological Research Laboratory (PRL) was delegated authority and responsibility for several matters related to the Alpha Helix Program by the SIO Director. The establishment and maintenance of any shore stations required as part of an expedition was subject to his approval. Whenever non-SIO personnel were directing operations aboard the R/V Alpha Helix, the PRL Director was expected to review their proposed operations closely and to halt any investigations which were unsafe or did not conform to local laws and regulations. Further, the PRL Director was authorized to assume control over operations if situations of international discord, violation of law, or hazardous conditions arose.

Overall guidance and administrative responsibility was assigned to the non-salaried Program Manager, who headed the Program as part of his paid SIO position's duties. Coordination of the Program was conducted by the PMO administrative staff, which consisted of the Program Manager, an Administrative Assistant, and two Marine Technicians. Walter Garey served as Program Manager from August 1970 to September 1976 in addition to his position as an SIO physiologist. Robert L. Fisher, Associate Director of SIO and head of SOMTS, succeeded Garey and headed the program as part of his Associate Director duties from December 1976 until August 1980.

The National Advisory Board of the Alpha Helix Program was established in 1964 as the committee in charge of program oversight. SIO Director Roger Revelle appointed each member in consultation with the NSF. Composed of prominent scientists from several American institutions, the Board selected the areas of operations for each calendar year and solicited proposals for research programs suitable for those geographical areas. The Board upheld program policies, assisted the PMO in reviewing proposals for use of the R/V Alpha Helix, and made recommendations to the director of SIO. A. Baird Hastings served as its first chairman.

In 1973, the R/V Alpha Helix was formally designated a National Oceanographic Facility within UNOLS by means of a three way agreement among UNOLS, the NSF, and SIO. At this time, the UNOLS Alpha Helix Review Committee (AHRC) committee was established. Seven members, including one scientist from SIO, were appointed by UNOLS and made recommendations to SIO. The AHRC was responsible for evaluating the scientific quality of preliminary proposals, assessing the suitability of projects to the use of the R/V Alpha Helix, selecting potential areas for cruises based on applicants' interests, and overseeing the scheduling and operation of the R/V Alpha Helix. First preference was given to NSF funded projects. After the NSF or other granting agency approved a proposal, the AHRC would group together compatible projects, create tentative cruise schedules, and appoint chief scientists.

The PMO was responsible for all administrative and logistical support for the researchers who used the ship. The Office participated in cruise planning, facilitated any pre-cruise workshops or site visits, and provided staff support for UNOLS and AHRC. During expeditions, the PMO managed the expenses of the vessel, participant travel arrangements, laboratory equipment, and supplies. The Office monitored the progress of scientific work during the expeditions, publicized the R/V Alpha Helix's activities, and ensured all reporting, specimen and data sharing, and publication commitments were met. After the expeditions, the PMO collected the abstracts of scientific work that were required of all chief scientists and other scientific members of the cruises. The PMO then submitted the abstracts to the National Advisory Board and the NSF, and prepared an annual report for UNOLS.

In March 1979, the AHRC asked UNOLS to appoint a committee to assess whether continued operation of the R/V Alpha Helix as a National Oceanographic Facility was justified, based on long term interest of the scientific community. The ad hoc Alpha Helix committee met in April 1979 and eventually recommended that the ship no longer be designated a National Oceanographic Facility after the conclusion of the currently planned and funded operations. UNOLS approved these recommendations in May 1979; the title of the R/V Alpha Helix was transferred from SIO to the NSF, and the NSF and UNOLS began to investigate possibilities for relocation of the ship to some other institution within the UNOLS system.

On January 9, 1980, the NSF transferred the title of the R/V Alpha Helix to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF). The ship's laboratories and equipment, designed in the early 1960s for biological studies, were modified to suit the more general oceanographic studies that were to be conducted by UAF until 2004. Today, after periods of dry dock and several changes in ownership, the R/V Alpha Helix is owned and operated by the CICESE Research Center in Ensenada, Mexico. She retains her name, and continues to be utilized for oceanographic research.

The Alpha Helix Program Management Office records document the administration and activities of the R/V Alpha Helix while under the management of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). The Alpha Helix Program was operated by SIO from 1966 to 1980.

The material reveals the advantages of working from a floating laboratory stationed in remote areas and capable of conducting research onsite. The close relationship between the researchers aboard the R/V Alpha Helix and the Program Management Office during the expeditions is made clear through the extensive correspondence, radio messages, and reports throughout the collection.

Arranged in three series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 2) OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES, and 3) EXPEDITIONS.

Per Fredrik Scholander Papers, SMC 116. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support Records, SAC 17. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

SIO Biographical Files, SAC 5. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

SIO Office of the Director Records, SAC 1. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

SIO Subject Files, SAC 6. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

ADMINISTRATIVE FILES

Scope and Contents

Series 1) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES: Documents the administrative functions performed by the Alpha Helix Program Management Office, including cooperation with the National Science Foundation, host countries, and researchers. Materials include correspondence, information about the design and construction of the R/V Alpha Helix, manuals and policies, and grant proposals.

Arranged within three subseries: A) Administrative Files, B) R/V Alpha Helix Construction, and C) Proposals to the National Science Foundation.

Administrative Files

Box 1 Folder 1
Administrative and equipment grants, circa 1978
Box 1 Folder 2
Alpha Helix Program account - Quarterly reports, 1977-1979

Includes expense summaries for six expeditions: Amazon I, Joint II, Amazon II, Amazon III, Amazon IV, Amazon V.

Box 1 Folder 3
Alpha Helix Program bibliography, undated
Box 1 Folder 4
Alpha Helix Program brochure, 1975
Box 1 Folder 5
Alpha Helix Program leadership, 1979
Box 1 Folder 6-7
Alpha Helix Program participant index, undated
Box 1 Folder 8
Alpha Helix Program publications index, undated
Oversize FB-035 Folder 05
Alpha Helix reference library - Bibliography, undated
Box 1 Folder 9
Chief Scientist's Manual, 1977 July

Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 10-22
Correspondence, 1966-1981
Box 1 Folder 23-34
A through Z, 1969-1976

No correspondence is filed under the letters B through K, Q, or U.

Box 1 Folder 35
Films, 1970-1975
Box 1 Folder 36
Faughn, James, 1970-1975
Box 1 Folder 37-42
National Science Foundation, 1968-1976
Box 1 Folder 43
Diving participant application, 1978
Box 1 Folder 44
Maps of R/V Alpha Helix routes 1977-1980
Box 1 Folder 45
News releases, 1967-1973
Box 1 Folder 46
Participant letters, 1972-1978
Box 1 Folder 47
Per Fredrik Scholander, 1980-1986

Scholander secured the NSF grant to build the R/V Alpha Helix and helped design the ship's laboratory and mechanical facilities.

Photographs

Box 1 Folder 48
Miscellaneous expedition activities, undated
Box 1 Folder 49
Scientists, undated
Box 1 Folder 50
Slides, 1967-1978

Includes a run of slides numbered 1 through 97 and a handwritten list of descriptions of each slide. Images include the ship in dock and on various expeditions, scientists at work, and flora and fauna.

Box 1 Folder 51
Alphelixia sicca, 1972

Portrait of a genus of giant cockroach named after the Alpha Helix.

Box 1 Folder 52
R/V Alpha Helix - Summary of expeditions FY 1974-75
Box 1 Folder 53
R/V Alpha Helix - Ship time request pamphlets, 1974-1977

Pamphlets include ship design and facilities descriptions.

Box 2 Folder 1
The floating biological laboratory: concept and realization. An assessment of the first five years of operation of the Research Vessel Alpha Helix, 1966-1970 and recommendations for its future mission, 1971 May

Per Scholander's annotated copy of a report requested by the National Science Foundation and prepared by the National Advisory Board for the R/V Alpha Helix.

Box 2 Folder 2
Transfer of R/V Alpha Helix to University of Alaska, 1979-1980

R/V Alpha Helix Construction

Box 2 Folder 3
Description of the R/V Alpha Helix, undated
Box 2 Folder 4
Functional arrangement of the R/V Alpha Helix, undated
Box 2 Folder 5
Photographs of the R/V Alpha Helix, undated

Images taken of the ship in dock and on expeditions. Includes photographs of the ship's laboratory facilities.

Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1962-1967

Includes discussion of the ship's proposed design and construction process.

Oversize FB-035 Folder 05
Preliminary Technical Specifications for Biological Research Vessel for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1963 March 1

L. R. Glosten and Associates.

Box 2 Folder 7-8
Bid and construction documents, 1964-1966

Captain James Faughn's binder. Includes specifications, change orders, and correspondence.

Specifications

Box 2 Folder 9
Specification for Physiological Research Laboratory, 1964 January
Oversize SIO MC-079-01
Blueprints, 1963-1964

Eight blueprints including preliminary lines, typical midship section, main deck and above, hold and bottom, outboard profile, and inboard profile.

Oversize SIO MC-079-01
Cold Lab for Physiological Research Laboratory, 1966 June 20
Box 2 Folder 10
List of addenda issued to date, 1964 February 6
Box 2 Folder 11
Bidder's conference minutes, 1964 May 6
Box 2 Folder 12
Construction photographs, 1964-1966

Taken by James L. Faughn at Tacoma, Washington.

Box 2 Folder 13
Dedication ceremony - Slides, 1966 March 11

The R/V Alpha Helix, the R/V Thomas Washington, and the Scripps Marine Facility were dedicated at a large ceremony on March 11, 1966. The slides depict the assembly in front of the two research vessels.

Box 2 Folder 14
Figurehead and name board, 1966, 1989
Box 2 Folder 15
The R/V Alpha Helix Story - Historical development, 1967
Box 2 Folder 16
Poems by A. Baird Hastings, 1972-1976

Proposals to the National Science Foundation

Box 2 Folder 17
Support for Physiological Research Ship, R/V Alpha Helix for September 1, 1968-June 30, 1970
Box 2 Folder 18
Support for Physiological Research Ship, R/V Alpha Helix for July 1, 1970-December 31, 1970
Box 2 Folder 19
Biological Oceanography Programs, R/V Alpha Helix: Equipment for Shipboard Field Work for May 28, 1970-May 27, 1971
Box 2 Folder 20
Support for Research Program for Physiological Laboratory Ship, R/V Alpha Helix for July 1, 1970-June 30, 1972
Box 2 Folder 21
Support for Physiological Research Ship, R/V Alpha Helix for January 1, 1971-June 30, 1971
Box 2 Folder 22
Support for Physiological Research Ship, R/V Alpha Helix for July 1, 1971-December 31, 1971
Box 2 Folder 23
Support for Physiological Research Ship, R/V Alpha Helix for January 1, 1972-December 31, 1972
Box 2 Folder 24
Administrative and Support Functions of the R/V Alpha Helix Research Program for July 1, 1972-June 30, 1974
Box 2 Folder 25
Operating Support for R/V Alpha Helix for July 1, 1972-November 30, 1973
Box 2 Folder 26
Support of R/V Alpha Helix for June 1, 1973-December 31, 1973
Box 2 Folder 27
Functional and Supporting Operations for Alpha Helix Research Programs for June 1, 1973-December 31, 1973
Box 2 Folder 28
Proposed projects for implementation aboard R/V Alpha Helix, 1973-1974
Box 2 Folder 29
List of proposals, 1974 June

OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES

Scope and Contents

Series 2) OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES: The National Advisory Board of the Alpha Helix Program was established in 1964 as the committee in charge of program oversight. The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System Alpha Helix Review Committee was established after the 1973 designation of the ship as a UNOLS National Oceanographic Facility.

Arranged alphabetically within two subseries: A) National Advisory Board of the Alpha Helix Program, and B) University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System Alpha Helix Review Committee (AHRC).

National Advisory Board of the Alpha Helix Program

Box 2 Folder 30-31
Correspondence, 1969-1973
Box 2 Folder 32
Correspondence - Bullock, Theodore H. (chairman), 1970-1976
Box 2 Folder 33
Meetings, 1970-1972

Includes agendas, minutes, and recommendations.

Box 2 Folder 34
Questionnaire concerning assessment and recommendations for the R/V Alpha Helix, 1971
Box 2 Folder 35
Expedition lists, 1972

Includes details on past and planned expeditions from 1970-1974, including their chief scientists, locales, durations, and research activities.

University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) Alpha Helix Review Committee (AHRC)

Box 2 Folder 36
R/V Alpha Helix informational brochure, undated

Includes instructions for requesting use of the ship, descriptions of the facilities and equipment aboard the ship, the responsibilities of scientific party members and the Program Office, and requirements for foreign clearance, customs, and shipping.

Box 2 Folder 37
Cruise Summaries, 1972 January-1973 June

Correspondence

Box 2 Folder 38-44
Correspondence, 1972-1979
Box 2 Folder 45
Fisher, Robert L., 1976-1979

SIO Associate Director, Ship Operations/Marine Technical Support (SOMTS).

Box 2 Folder 46
Holm-Hansen, Osmund, 1977-1978
Box 2 Folder 47
Morrison, Peter, 1974-1976

Regarding research participation in the Amazon Expedition Phase 4.

Box 2 Folder 48
National Science Foundation, 1976-1977
Box 2 Folder 49
University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System, 1977-1979
Box 2 Folder 50
Meetings, 1972-1979

Includes correspondence, agendas, and minutes.

Box 2 Folder 51
Guidelines for UNOLS Alpha Helix Review Committee (AHRC), 1975-1978

Includes correspondence regarding the development of the guidelines.

Box 2 Folder 52
Guidelines for Management Oversight of R/V Alpha Helix Program, 1976
Box 2 Folder 53-55
Ship time requests, 1976-1978

Includes proposals and correspondence.

Box 3 Folder 1-2
Ship time requests, 1978-1979

Includes proposals and correspondence.

Box 3 Folder 3
R/V Alpha Helix scientific inventory, 1978 September

EXPEDITIONS

Scope and Contents

Series 3) EXPEDITIONS: Documents the expeditions and research conducted aboard the R/V Alpha Helix while the Alpha Helix Program Management Office was located at SIO, from February 1966 to January 9, 1980. Materials include proposals, correspondence, scientific and cruise reports, and films. The films were made out of expedition budgets, were usually recorded by the captain and crew of the R/V Alpha Helix, and were intended to be shown at future scientific meetings. A brief description of each of the following expeditions is available here.

Australian Expedition: Billabong (March-November 1966)

Amazon Expedition (February 15-December 4, 1967)

Bering Sea Expedition (March 1, 1968-April 4, 1969)

New Guinea Expedition (May 1-December 1, 1969)

Guadalupe Island Cruise (February 25-May 3, 1970)

Eastern Pacific Programs and Antarctic Expedition (July 1, 1970-July 26, 1971)

Hukilau/New Guinea Expedition (July 21-23, 1971)

Eastern Pacific Expedition (October 1971-January 1972)

Aztec I Expedition (January 26-February 11, 1972)

Bering Sea Expedition (March 16-June 12, 1972)

South Seas Expeditions (July 24, 1972-November 29, 1972)

Australian Cruise (December 9, 1972-May 13, 1973)

Bering Sea Expedition (July 11-September 7, 1973)

Kona Coast Expedition and Climax 8 Cruise (October 4-December 18, 1973)

Baja California Expedition (February 11-April 8, 1974)

North Pacific Gyre Expedition: Dramamine II (April 22-May 20, 1974)

Aleutian Trench Cruise and Bering Sea Expedition (June 2-July 10, 1974)

British Columbia Expedition: Nimpkish Program (August 12-September 19, 1974)

Seattle-San Diego Cruise (September 22-29, 1974)

Gulf of California Expedition (October 28-November 26, 1974)

Clarion Expedition (November 28-December 18, 1974)

East Asian Expedition (January 27-December 24, 1975)

Joint II Expedition (March 5-May 5, 1976)

Amazon Expedition (June 1976-August 1977)

Caribbean-Pacific Expedition (October 14, 1977-October 10, 1978)

Moro Expedition (April-November 1979)

Australian Expedition: Billabong (March-November, 1966)

Oversize FS-149
Billabong Expedition (16mm film), 1966
Box 3 Folder 4
Film narrative, 1966

Amazon Expedition (February 15-December 4, 1967)

Box 3 Folder 5
Logistics and planning, 1965-1968

Includes reports of preliminary visits to Brazil made by Per F. Scholander, Howard K. Davis, and Captain James Faughn.

Box 3 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1966-1967
Box 3 Folder 7
Proposal for Programs I, II, and III, 1966 June 27
Box 7 Folder 1
Amazon Expedition (16mm film), 1967

Annotated "mostly Galapagos."

Box 3 Folder 8
Arrival and departure reports, 1967
Box 3 Folder 9
Program A (February 15-May 15, 1967) - Progress reports

Behavioral studies of fish and animal life. Chief scientist: Theodore H. Bullock (UCSD).

Box 3 Folder 10
Program B (May 16-June 30, 1967) - Progress reports

Evolutionary transitions experienced by fish moving through various environments such as salt and water. Chief scientist: Knut Schmidt-Nielsen (Duke University)

Box 3 Folder 11
Expedition Anaconda - Bob Livingston's logs, 1967
Box 3 Folder 12
Galapagos Expedition (November 12-December 4, 1967) - Field report

Pressure studies in protected water areas off Albemarle Island. Chief scientist: Malcom S. Gordon (UCLA).

Box 3 Folder 13
News release, 1967 December 16
Box 3 Folder 14
List of publications resulting from the Amazon Expedition, 1975

Bering Sea Expedition (March 1, 1968-April 4, 1969)

Box 3 Folder 15
Logistics and planning, 1966-1968
Box 3 Folder 16
Correspondence, 1967-1972
Box 3 Folder 17
News release, 1968 February 2
Box 3 Folder 18
Arrival and departure reports, 1968
Box 3 Folder 19
Program descriptions, 1968
Box 3 Folder 20-21
Program A (March 1-April 30, 1968) - Correspondence and progress reports

Temperature studies on arctic fishes, birds, walrus, and seals. Development of dive reflex in seal and walrus pups. Chief scientist: Per F. Scholander (SIO).

Box 3 Folder 22
Program A Continuation (March 27-April 4, 1969) - Program report
Box 3 Folder 23-24
Program B (May 1-June 30, 1968) - Correspondence and progress reports

Circulation and respiratory studies in fish, seals, walrus, and reindeer. Diving physiology and metabolic studies of seals and sea otters. Chief scientist: Kjell Johansen (University of Washington).

Box 3 Folder 25-26
Program C (July 1-August 15, 1968) - Correspondence and progress reports

Enzyme, muscle, and reflex studies of cold water fish. Seaweed studies including gas transfer, photosynthesis, and respiration. Chief scientist: C. Ladd Prosser (University of Illinois).

Box 3 Folder 27
Program D (August 16-September 30, 1968) - Correspondence

Respiratory, metabolic, and circulatory studies of salmon. Chief scientist: Andrew A. Benson (SIO).

Films (16mm films)

Oversize FS-150
Bering Sea Expedition, 1968
Box 8 Folder 1-12
Bering Sea Expedition outtakes, 1968-1969

1) Cannula, 2) Blood, 3) Scholander apparatus, 4) Skinning, 5) Otter hunt, 6) Otter in a cage, 7) Zoo, 8) Gases, 9) Kjell Johansen's laboratory, 10) Respiration, 11) Rick, and 12) NG footage LML.

Box 7 Folder 2-12
Program A, 1968

Includes footage of Scholander, Maggert, and Hammel projects, as well as other work done at Kodiak Island and Nunivak.

Box 7 Folder 13-15
Program B - Johansen program, 1968
Box 7 Folder 16
Programs C and D, 1968
Box 7 Folder 17
Program C - Somero program, 1968
Box 7 Folder 18
Program D - Benson and Patton projects, 1968

New Guinea Expedition (May 1-December 1, 1969)

Box 3 Folder 28
History of Papua and New Guinea, undated
Box 3 Folder 29
Correspondence, 1968-1969
Box 3 Folder 30
Phase C photographs, 1968

Guadalupe Island Cruise (February 25-May 3, 1970)

Box 3 Folder 31
Correspondence and proposal, 1970
Box 3 Folder 32
Field report, 1970
Box 3 Folder 33
Report to Mexican officials, 1970
Box 3 Folder 34
Overview, 1971

Eastern Pacific Programs and Antarctic Expedition (July 1, 1970-July 26, 1971)

Box 3 Folder 35
Correspondence, 1970-1971
Box 3 Folder 36
Arrival and departure reports, 1970-1971
Box 3 Folder 37
Photographs, 1971
Box 3 Folder 38-39
Southern California cruise 1 (July 1-15, 1970) - Correspondence and cruise report

Phytoplankton growth dynamics. Includes proposal. Chief scientist: Richard W. Eppley (SIO).

Box 3 Folder 40-41
Southern California cruise 2 (July 16-21, 1970) - Correspondence and cruise report

Physiological studies of deep-sea crustaceans and fishes in the waters of the San Clemente Basin. Includes proposal. Chief scientist: James J. Childress (UCSB).

Box 3 Folder 42
Washington and Oregon cruise (July 28-August 13, 1970) - Correspondence, 1970-1971

Oxygen consumption by the coastal seabed. Subsurface plankton maximum studies. Includes proposal. Chief scientist: Mario M. Pamatmat (University of Washington).

Leg 1: Sea Snake Program (August 27-September 11, 1970)

Box 3 Folder 43
Correspondence, 1970-1971

Physiological ecology and population dynamics of sea snakes in the waters between San Diego and Panama. Chief scientist: William A. Dunson (Pennsylvania State University).

Box 3 Folder 44
Reports, 1970
Box 3 Folder 45
Research abstracts, 1971
Box 3 Folder 46
Commentary for Dunson film, 1970

Film located in Box 8, Folder 18.

Box 3 Folder 47
Leg 2: Coral Reefs Program (September 14-October 9, 1970) - Correspondence and proposal, 1970-1972

Ecological survey of coral reefs and reef predators near Costa Rica and Panama. Chief scientist: William A. Newman (SIO).

Box 3 Folder 48
Leg 3: Galapagos Phase (October 16-November 27, 1970) - Correspondence and proposal, 1970-1975

Effects of hydrostatic pressure and low temperatures on bottom fishes. Chief scientist: Peter Hochachka (University of British Columbia).

Oversize FB-035 Folder 05
Leg 3: Galapagos Phase (October 16-November 27, 1970) - Chart of the Archipelago de Colon (Galapagos Islands), Cabo Corrientes to Punta Angamos, Brazilian Coast, undated
Box 3 Folder 49
Leg 5: Antarctic Program (December 24, 1970-March 5, 1971) - Correspondence

Physiological studies on Antarctic fishes, birds, and mammals. Cardiovascular and respiratory studies. Chief scientist: E. A. Hemmingsen (SIO).

Box 3 Folder 50
Leg 5: Antarctic Program (December 24, 1970-March 5, 1971) - Hemmingsen, Edvard A. The R/V Alpha Helix Antarctic Expedition

Leg 8: Eniwetok Expedition. Project Symbios (April 29-June 26, 1971)

Box 3 Folder 51
SAMTEC Program Management Plan, R/V Alpha Helix Operation Symbios (draft), undated

Coral reef metabolism. Chief scientists: R. E. Johannes and L. R. Pomeroy (University of Georgia).

Box 3 Folder 52-53
Correspondence, 1969-1972
Box 3 Folder 54
Photographs, 1971
Box 3 Folder 55
Proposal, circa 1971
Box 3 Folder 56
Research abstracts, circa 1971
Box 3 Folder 57
Reports, circa 1971

Audiovisual Materials

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Eastern Pacific Programs and Antarctic Expedition (16mm film), 1970

Documents the three research efforts that took place off the coast of North and South America, and the subsequent Antarctic Expedition. Beginning with William Dunson's research, the programs were referred to as Antarctic Expedition Legs.

Box 8 Folder 13
Eastern Pacific Programs and Antarctic Expedition - Various projects (16mm film), 1970
Box 8 Folder 14-16
Eastern Pacific Programs - Eppley, Childress, and Pamatmat projects (16mm films), 1970
Box 8 Folder 17
Antarctic Expedition - General scenes (16mm films), 1970

1) General scenes, 2) General activity, | 3) Argentine Station.

Box 8 Folder 18
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 1 - Dunson sea snakes program (16mm film), 1970

For commentary, see Box 3, Folder 46.

Box 8 Folder 19
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 2 - Newman program, 1970
Box 8 Folder 20-22
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 3 - Hochachka Galapagos Islands program (16mm films), 1970
Box 8 Folder 23
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 4 - Description of Murrish and White projects (audiocassette), 1970
Box 8 Folder 24
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 4 - White catheterization sequence (16mm film), 1971
Box 8 Folder 25
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 5: Antarctic Program - Description of Hammel and Johansen projects (audiocassette), 1971
Box 8 Folder 26
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 5: Antarctic Program (16mm films), 1971

1) Palmer Station, Anvers Island, 2) L Crawshaw project, 3) Gerald Kooyman project, 4) H. T. Hammel project - Penguin treadmill, 5) D. G. Greene project, 6) D. E. Murrish project, 7) A. R. Hargens project, 8) Fred N. White project.

Box 8 Folder 27
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 6 - Robison program (16mm film), 1971
Box 8 Folder 28-32
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 8: Eniwetok Expedition. Project Symbios (16mm films and digital video tapes), 1971
Box 9 Folder 1
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 8: Eniwetok Expedition. Project Symbios - Johannes project (16mm film), 1971
Box 9 Folder 2
Antarctic Expedition, Leg 8: Eniwetok Expedition. Project Symbios - Description of expedition work (audiocassette), 1971

Hukilau/New Guinea Expedition (July 21-23, 1971)

Box 3 Folder 58
Correspondence and proposal, 1970-1971
Box 3 Folder 59
Reports, 1971
Box 9 Folder 3
Robison project (16mm film), 1971 July

Eastern Pacific Expedition (October 1971-January 1972)

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Eastern Pacific Expedition (16mm film), 1971

Lasker Cruise (October 4-8, 1971)

Box 3 Folder 60
Proposal, 1970-1971

Marine zooplankton predation on fish larvae. Chief scientist: Reuben Lasker (SIO).

Box 3 Folder 61
Correspondence, 1971-1972
Box 3 Folder 62
Cruise report, 1971
Box 3 Folder 63
After action report, 1971
Box 9 Folder 4-5
Lasker Cruise (16mm films), 1971

Kooyman Cruise (October 13-22, 1971; December 1-10, 1971)

Box 3 Folder 64
Proposal, 1971

Whale study including behavior, acoustics, and deep diving. The cruise was divided into two parts, with Michael Mullin's cruise in between. Chief scientist: Gerald L. Kooyman (SIO).

Box 3 Folder 65
Correspondence, 1971
Box 3 Folder 66
Cruise report, 1971
Box 3 Folder 67
After action report, 1971

Mullin Cruise. North Pacific Gyre Expedition (October 27-November 24, 1971)

Box 3 Folder 68
Correspondence, 1971

Ecology of plankton. Chief scientist: Michael M. Mullin (SIO).

Box 3 Folder 69
Proposal, 1971
Box 3 Folder 70
Cruise reports, 1971
Box 3 Folder 71
After action report, 1971
Box 9 Folder 6
North Pacific Gyre Expedition (16mm film), 1971

Lange Cruise. Catalina Expedition (January 3-21, 1972)

Box 3 Folder 72
Correspondence, 1971-1972

Neurophysiological investigations of the squid Loligo opalescens. Chief scientist: David Lange (UCSD).

Box 3 Folder 73
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1972
Box 3 Folder 74
After action report, 1972
Box 9 Folder 7-8
Catalina Expedition (16mm films), 1972 January

Aztec I Expedition (January 26-February 11, 1972)

Box 3 Folder 75
Proposal, 1971
Box 3 Folder 76
Correspondence, 1971-1972
Box 3 Folder 77
Cruise report, 1972
Box 3 Folder 78
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1972
Box 3 Folder 79
After action report, 1972
Box 9 Folder 9
Aztec I Expedition (16mm film), 1972

Bering Sea Expedition (March 16-June 12, 1972)

Box 3 Folder 80
Proposal, 1970 December

Includes phase descriptions.

Box 3 Folder 81
Correspondence, 1971-1972
Box 3 Folder 82
News release, 1972 February 28
Oversize FB-035 Folder 05
Map showing ice thickness, 1972 February-March
Box 3 Folder 83
Arrival and departure reports, 1972
Box 9 Folder 10-11
Bering Sea Expedition (16mm films), 1972

Includes footage of Elsner project and other work done at Dutch Harbor and Cold Bay.

Phase A (March 16-April 29, 1972)

Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1970-1972

Seal studies including the physiology of diving, temperature regulation, and survival priorities. Chief scientist: Robert W. Elsner (SIO).

Box 4 Folder 2
Cruise report, 1972
Box 4 Folder 3
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1972
Box 9 Folder 12
Phase A (16mm film), 1972

Phase B (May 5-June 12, 1972)

Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence, 1971-1972

Physiological studies on beluga whales, similar to those studies conducted on seals in Phase A. Chief scientist: L. Keith Miller (University of Alaska).

Box 4 Folder 5
Field reports, 1972
Box 4 Folder 6
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1972
Box 4 Folder 7
After action report - Gerald Kooyman's whale study, 1972

South Seas Expeditions (July 24, 1972-November 29, 1972)

Box 4 Folder 8
Correspondence, 1972-1973
Box 4 Folder 9
News releases, 1972-1973
Box 9 Folder 13
South Seas Expeditions (16mm film), 1972

Includes footage of the expedition's three separate human medical studies.

Solomon A Expedition: Uluwa and Ontong Java Islands (July 24-September 4, 1972)

Box 4 Folder 10
Proposal, circa 1971

Anthropological and genetic relationships between two isolated human populations in the Solomon Islands. Chief scientist: Albert Damon (Harvard University).

Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence, 1966-1973
Box 4 Folder 12
Arrival and departure reports, 1972
Box 4 Folder 13
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1972
Box 4 Folder 14
After action report, 1972

Solomon B Expedition: Solomon and New Hebrides Islands (September 17-November 18, 1972)

Box 4 Folder 15
Correspondence, 1971-1973

Disease patterns, congenital defects, and epidemic diseases among the inhabitants of twelve islands. Chief scientist: D. Carleton Gajdusek (National Institutes of Health).

Oversize FB-035 Folder 05
Logistics schedule, 1972
Box 4 Folder 16
Cruise report, 1972
Box 4 Folder 17
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1972
Box 4 Folder 18
After action report, 1972
Box 4 Folder 19-20
Pingelap, Caroline Islands stopover (November 22-29, 1972) - Correspondence and cruise report, 1971-1972

Genetically linked diseases of achromatopsia and nearsightedness. Chief scientist: Ronald Carr (New York University).

Australian Cruise (December 9, 1972-May 13, 1973)

Box 4 Folder 21
Cruise prospectus, 1972

Program A: Ashmore Reef Expedition (December 9, 1972 -January 21, 1973)

Box 4 Folder 22
Proposal, 1972

Biological studies of venomous sea snakes. Chief scientist: William Dunson (Pennsylvania State University).

Box 4 Folder 23
Correspondence, 1972-1979
Box 4 Folder 24
Arrival and departure reports, 1972
Box 4 Folder 25
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1973
Box 4 Folder 26-27
Program B: Lizard Island Expedition (January 29-March 18, 1973) - Proposal and correspondence, 1972-1973

Neurobiological studies of fish. Chief scientist: Susumu Hagiwara (UCLA).

Program C: Great Barrier Reef Expedition (March 26-May 13, 1973)

Box 4 Folder 28
Proposal, 1972

Photorespiration in marine plants and coral. Chief scientist: Edward Tolbert (Michigan State University).

Box 4 Folder 29
Correspondence, 1971-1975
Box 4 Folder 30
Arrival and departure reports, 1973
Box 4 Folder 31
Cruise report, 1973
Box 4 Folder 32
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1973

Bering Sea Expedition (July 11-September 7, 1973)

Box 4 Folder 33
Correspondence, 1972-1974
Oversize FB-035 Folder 06
Logistics schedule, 1973 February 9
Box 4 Folder 34
News releases, 1973
Box 4 Folder 35
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1973
Box 4 Folder 36
Phase descriptions and participant lists, 1973

Kona Coast Expedition and Climax 8 Cruise (October 4-December 18, 1973)

Kona Coast Expedition (October 4-November 30, 1973)

Box 4 Folder 37
Proposal, 1972
Box 4 Folder 38
Correspondence, 1972-1975
Box 4 Folder 39
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1973
Box 4 Folder 40
After action report, 1973

Climax 8 Cruise (December 4-18, 1973)

Box 4 Folder 41
Proposal, 1972-1973
Box 4 Folder 42
Correspondence, 1973
Box 4 Folder 43
Cruise report, 1973

Baja California Expedition (February 11-April 8, 1974)

Box 4 Folder 44
Proposal, 1972
Box 4 Folder 45
Correspondence, 1972-1975

North Pacific Gyre Expedition: Dramamine II (April 22-May 20, 1974)

Box 4 Folder 46
Proposal, 1973-1974
Box 4 Folder 47
Correspondence, 1973-1975
Box 4 Folder 48
Cruise report, 1974
Box 9 Folder 14
North Pacific Gyre Expedition: Dramamine II (16mm film), 1974

Aleutian Trench Cruise and Bering Sea Expedition (June 2-July 10, 1974)

Box 4 Folder 49-50
Aleutian Trench Cruise (June 2-3, 1974) - Correspondence and cruise report

Bering Sea Expedition (June 10-July 10, 1974)

Box 4 Folder 51
Proposal, 1974 April
Box 4 Folder 52
Correspondence, 1974
Box 4 Folder 53
Cruise reports, 1974
Box 4 Folder 54
Abstracted scientific field reports, 1974

British Columbia Expedition: Nimpkish Program (August 12-September 19, 1974)

Box 4 Folder 55
Proposal, 1973-1974
Box 4 Folder 56
Correspondence, 1974-1975
Box 4 Folder 57
Arrival and departure reports, 1974
Box 4 Folder 58
Cruise reports, 1974
Box 4 Folder 59
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1974
Box 4 Folder 60
Photographs, 1974

Seattle-San Diego Cruise (September 22-29, 1974)

Box 4 Folder 61
Correspondence, 1974
Oversize FB-035 Folder 06
Projected ship locations and expenditures, 1974 August-September
Box 4 Folder 62
Cruise report, 1974
Box 4 Folder 63
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1974

Gulf of California Expedition (October 28-November 26, 1974)

Box 4 Folder 64
Proposal, 1974
Box 4 Folder 65
Correspondence, 1974
Box 4 Folder 66
Cruise report, 1974
Box 4 Folder 67
Abstracted scientific field reports, 1974
Box 9 Folder 15
Gulf of California Expedition film (16mm film), 1974

Clarion Expedition (November 28-December 18, 1974)

Box 4 Folder 68
Proposal, 1972-1974
Box 4 Folder 69
Correspondence, 1974
Box 4 Folder 70
Cruise report, 1975
Box 4 Folder 71
Abstracted scientific field reports, 1975

East Asian Expedition (January 27-December 24, 1975)

Oversize FB-035 Folder 06
R/V Alpha Helix timeline for 1975-1976
Box 4 Folder 72
Correspondence, 1974-1975
Box 4 Folder 73
News release, 1975 January 27
Box 4 Folder 74
Cruise report, 1975

Crosspac (January 27-March 1975)

Box 4 Folder 75
Scott Daubin, Jr. cruise - Correspondence

Retrieval of two arrays of current meters. Chief scientist: Scott Daubin, Jr. (Columbia University).

Box 4 Folder 76-77
Oahu Cruise (February 12-14, 1975) - Correspondence and cruise report, 1974-1975

Specimen collection for two studies: genetic variability in midwater fishes, and bioluminescence in midwater cephalopods. Chief scientist: Richard Young (University of Hawaii at Manoa).

Box 4 Folder 78
Ju-shey Ho cruise - Correspondence, 1974-1975

Analysis of parasites that live on mid-water and bottom fishes. Chief scientist: Ju-shey Ho (California State University, Long Beach).

Oversize FB-035 Folder 06
Projected ship locations and expenditures, 1974 September 21

Phase 1: Bioluminescence Expedition (March 22-June 10, 1975)

Box 4 Folder 79
Proposal, 1973

Bioluminescence and vision studies on a wide variety of crab and insects. Chief scientists: James F. Case (UCSB) and G. Adrian Horridge (Australian National University).

Box 4 Folder 80-81
Correspondence, 1973-1976
Box 4 Folder 82
G. Adrian Horridge report from Ambon, 1974 November
Box 4 Folder 83
News release, 1975
Box 4 Folder 84
Cruise report, 1975
Box 4 Folder 85
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1975

Phase 2: Borneo Expedition (June 18-August 14, 1975)

Box 4 Folder 86
Proposal, 1973

Ecological and behavioral response studies. Chief scientists: Brian K. McNab and Archie Carr (University of Florida).

Box 4 Folder 87
Correspondence, 1974-1976
Box 5 Folder 1
Cruise report, 1975
Box 5 Folder 2
Field report - Marcia Rottman, 1975

Marcia Rottman (University of Colorado) obtained plankton and sediment samples in the Palawan Passage in the South China Sea from June 18-21 while the R/V Alpha Helix was in transit from Subic Bay, Philippines to Cowie Harbor, Sabah.

Box 5 Folder 3
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1976
Box 9 Folder 16
Specimen collection aboard the R/V Alpha Helix (16mm film), 1975

Possibly from the East Asian Expedition, Phase 2 which included comparative physiology studies off Brunei.

Phase 3: Visayan Sea Expedition (August 21-October 2, 1975)

Box 5 Folder 4
Proposals, 1974-1975

Physiology and toxicity studies of venomous sea snakes and reef ecology. Chief scientist: William A. Dunson (Pennsylvania State University).

Box 5 Folder 5
Correspondence, 1974-1975
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Brief of research, 1975 March 28
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Floating Lab on Philippine Safari article, 1975 September 5

From the Subic Bay News.

Box 5 Folder 6
Cruise report, 1975
Box 5 Folder 7
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1976
Box 9 Folder 17
Visayan Sea Expedition (16mm film), 1975

Phase 4: Nautilus Expedition (October 9-November 13, 1975)

Box 5 Folder 8
Proposal, 1974

Functional and physiological investigations of marine snakes and the chambered nautilus. Chief scientist: James R. Redmond (Iowa State University).

Box 5 Folder 9
Correspondence, 1974-1976
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Brief of research, 1975 March 28
Box 5 Folder 10
Cruise report, 1975
Box 5 Folder 11
Photographs, 1975
Box 5 Folder 12
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1976
Box 5 Folder 13
Phase 5 (November 14-December 22, 1975) - Correspondence

Transit only; issues with scheduling and shipboard equipment prevented scientific work.

Crosspac East (December 1-24, 1975)

Box 5 Folder 14
Correspondence, 1974-1975

Chief scientist: Dennis Powers (Johns Hopkins University).

Box 5 Folder 15
Field report - Gary Lopez, 1975

Gary Lopez (SIO) collected water striders for heavy metal analysis and barnacles for distributional analysis.

Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Projected ship locations and expenditures, 1975 March 11

Joint II Expedition (March 5-May 5, 1976)

Box 5 Folder 16
International collaboration, 1972-1975
Box 5 Folder 17
Correspondence, 1973-1976
Box 5 Folder 18
Proposal, 1974
Box 5 Folder 19
Prospectus, 1975
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Projected ship locations and expenditures, 1975 August 25
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Brief of research, 1976 February 10

Also includes a brief of research for Amazon Expedition Phases 1 through 5.

Box 5 Folder 20
Participant lists, 1976
Box 5 Folder 21-23
Reports - Field, cruise, and after action, 1976

Amazon Expedition (June 1976-August 1977)

Box 5 Folder 24
Proposals, 1972-1976
Box 5 Folder 25-26
Correspondence, 1972-1976
Box 5 Folder 27
Clark, Captain Geoffrey C. Advance party summary report, circa 1975
Box 5 Folder 28
Expedition workshop, 1975
Box 5 Folder 29
Prospectus, 1975
Box 5 Folder 30
Phase descriptions, circa 1976
Box 5 Folder 31
Photographs, 1976
Box 5 Folder 32
R/V Alpha Helix Research Program 1975-1976 Combined Annual Reports - East Asia Expedition, Joint II, and Amazon River Expedition (to June 1977), 1978 March
Box 5 Folder 33
R/V Alpha Helix Research Program 1976 report - Joint II and Amazon River Expedition, circa 1978
Box 5 Folder 34
SIO Annual Report submission, 1977 August 8

Phase 1 (June 9-July 8, 1976)

Box 5 Folder 35
Proposals, 1974-1976

Geochemical sampling. Sediment load study program. Chief scientist: John M. Edmond (MIT).

Box 5 Folder 36
Correspondence, 1974-1977
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Brief of research, 1975 November 12
Box 5 Folder 37
Prospectus, circa 1976
Box 5 Folder 38
Cruise reports, 1976

Phase 2 (July 14 -August 21, 1976)

Box 5 Folder 39
Correspondence, 1972-1976

Studies of six Ameri-Indian tribes. Chief scientist: James V. Neel (University of Michigan).

Box 5 Folder 40
Proposal, 1973
Box 5 Folder 41
Prospectus, circa 1976
Box 5 Folder 42
Cruise report, 1976
Box 5 Folder 43
INPA Cruise (August-September 1976) - Correspondence

Conducted in collaboration with Brazilian researchers of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA). Chief scientist: Aurelina Lopez Castrillon.

Box 5 Folder 44
INPA Cruise (August-September 1976) - Proposal to the Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas do Brasil, 1976 April

Phase 3 (September 5-October 26, 1976)

Box 5 Folder 45
Correspondence, 1974-1978

Pulmonary, kidney, and other physiological characteristics of aquatic vertebrates. Chief scientists: Peter W. Hochachka and David Randall (University of British Columbia).

Box 5 Folder 46
Prospectus, 1976
Box 5 Folder 47
Field reports, 1976
Box 5 Folder 48
Cruise report, 1977
Box 5 Folder 49
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1976

Phase 4 (November 5 -December 20, 1976)

Box 5 Folder 50
Proposal, 1975

Hemoglobin and molecular adaptations of fishes living in natural waters with varying amounts of oxygen and acidity. Chief scientist: Austen F. Riggs (University of Texas).

Box 5 Folder 51
Correspondence, 1974-1978
Box 5 Folder 52
Prospectus, 1976
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Brief of research, 1976 January 6
Box 5 Folder 53
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1977

Phase 5 (January 5-February 3, 1977)

Box 5 Folder 54-56
Correspondence, 1973-1979

Structure, function, and retinal pigments of the eyes of fish and freshwater dolphin. Behavior of piranhas. Chief scientist: J. A. C. Nicol (University of Texas).

Box 5 Folder 57
Proposal, 1975
Box 5 Folder 58
Prospectus, 1976
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Brief of research, 1976 April 30
Box 5 Folder 59
Field reports, 1978

Phase 6 (February 9-March 8, 1977)

Box 5 Folder 60
Proposals, 1976

Disc gel electrophoresis of riverbank plants. Chief scientist: Ghillean T. Prance (New York Botanical Garden).

Box 6 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1976-1977
Box 6 Folder 2
Prospectus, circa 1977
Box 6 Folder 3
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1977

Phase 7 (March 27-May 12, 1977)

Box 6 Folder 4-6
Correspondence, 1971-1978

Botanical and pharmacological study of hallucinogenic plants. Chief scientists: Richard S. Schultes (Harvard) and Bo Holmstedt (Swedish Medical Research Council).

Box 6 Folder 7
Proposals, 1972-1976
Box 6 Folder 8
Prospectus, 1977
Box 6 Folder 9
Cruise reports, 1977
Box 6 Folder 10
Final report, 1977

Phase 8 (May 17-June 8, 1977)

Box 6 Folder 11
Correspondence, 1976-1977

River ecology research, sediment studies, and nutrient analysis. Chief scientist: John M. Edmond (MIT).

Box 6 Folder 12
Proposal for Jeffrey E. Richey's project, 1976 August 25
Box 6 Folder 13
Cruise report, 1977
Box 6 Folder 14
Scientific abstracts, 1977

Phase 9: Amazon-Caribbean Cruise (June 12-July 20, 1977)

Box 6 Folder 15
Proposals, 1976

Zooplankton sampling and hydrographic bacterial observations. Chief Scientist: Abraham Fleminger.

Box 6 Folder 16
Correspondence, 1976-1977
Box 6 Folder 17
Cruise reports and abstracted scientific field reports, 1978

Phase 10: Amazon-Caribbean Cruise (July 21-August 10, 1977)

Box 6 Folder 18
Correspondence, 1976-1978

Chemical ecology studies of algal and animal life on coral reefs. Antibiotic screenings of organisms collected on this cruise continued through June 1978 (Phase 11). Chief scientist: D. John Faulkner (SIO).

Box 6 Folder 19
Report of Captain Haines' site visit to Belize, 1977
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Chart of Belize Harbor, undated
Box 6 Folder 20
Progress reports, 1977-1978

Caribbean-Pacific Expedition (October 14, 1977-October 10, 1978)

Box 6 Folder 21
Correspondence, 1973-1979

Phase 1: Miskito Bank Cruise (October 14-November 23, 1977)

Box 6 Folder 22
Proposal, 1976

Part of the Seagrass Ecosystem Study, a long-term multi-site study of seagrass ecosystems. Physiological experiments on the green turtle. Sediment collections. Bomass analyses. Chief scientist: John C. Ogden (Fairleigh Dickinson University).

Box 6 Folder 23
Correspondence, 1976-1978
Oversize FB-035 Folder 07
Scientific participants, 1977 May 4
Box 6 Folder 24
Prospectus, 1977
Box 6 Folder 25
Cruise reports, 1977
Box 6 Folder 26-27
Phase 2 (November 24-December 27, 1977) - Correspondence and abstracted scientific field reports, 1976-1979

Biochemical investigations of the evolution of fish genes and enzymes. Chief scientist: Clement L. Markert (Yale University).

Phase 3 (December 28, 1977-January 27, 1978)

Box 6 Folder 28
Proposal, 1976

Protein metabolism in tropical fish. Chief scientist: Audrey Haschemeyer (City University of New York).

Box 6 Folder 29
Correspondence, 1976-1978
Box 6 Folder 30
Cruise report, 1978
Box 6 Folder 31
Overview and abstracted scientific field reports, 1978