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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Zooplankton from Massachusetts Bay. Top Calanus finmarhicus from 30-0 meters. Bottom: dominated by Sagitta elegans from 80 meters. Striking example of vertical stratification.
Massachusetts Bay 1950 Circa
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Peridinian plankton dominated by Peridinium, with Ceratium longipes and C. arctica. From a surface haul, magnified X 40.
Maine, Gulf of Maine 1950 Circa
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Collecting plankton
Virginia, Franklin City 1968 August
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Collecting plankton samples
Virginia, Franklin City 1968 August
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Setting plankton net
Virginia, Franklin City 1968 August
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Removing plankton bottle.
Virginia, Franklin City 1968 August
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Plankton net being launched at night from the BCF research ship CHARLES H. GILBERT by personnel of the BCF Biological Laboratory at Honolulu. The flow meter centered in the mouth of the net measures the amount of water flowing through the fine-meshed cone, and from this an estimate of the abundance of zooplankton can be made.
Tropical Pacific Ocean 1969 Circa
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Optical comparator being used for enumeration of invertebrate organisms in connection with in situ behavior studies. This instrument, which can project images on a 12-inch screen, is also used for training plankton sorters in identification of fish eggs and larvae.
California, La Jolla Laboratory 1965 Circa
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Optical comparator assembly for imaging plankton. Please note microscope projection stage. The image appears on the screen in its true natural colors.
California, La Jolla Laboratory 1965 Circa
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Underwater oil emission from Pan American platform "Dillon" . This oil spill began on May 18. The Coast Guard Cutter SEDGE is standing by. The oil slick was 1/4 mile wide and many miles long.
Alaska, Cook Inlet 1968, May 19
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Oil spill and trash intermingled
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Indication of fish kill from oil spill
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Indication of fish kill from oil spill
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Caption and significance unknown
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Indiscriminate dumping of trash and its effect on the environment
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Indiscriminate dumping of trash and its effect on the environment
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Indiscriminate dumping of trash and its effect on the environment
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Indiscriminate dumping of trash and its effect on the environment
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Indiscriminate dumping of trash and its effect on the environment
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Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) Silver.
Alaska, Chignik 1937 circa
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Drawing of pollock (Pollachius virens)
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Pollock (Pollachius virens) lying on a net.
North Atlantic Ocean 1937 July
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Porgy in the Woods Hole NMFS aquarium
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Art work illustrating story on saving porpoises from death in tuna nets. Appeared on cover of NOAA Magazine January 1973.
1973
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Commercial tuna seiner during fishing operations.
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Photograph of porpoise next to escape opening in tuna net.
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Artist's concept of "backing down," a maneuver which shifts the weight, causing the back end of a tuna purse seine (net) to sink beneath the surface allowing porpoise that may be in the net to swim out over the top, while the tuna remain inside.
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Diagram of method to save porpoise from accidental death in tuna nets.
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Porpoise escaping tuna nets during the "backing down" process.
1974
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Dolphin at Marineland of Florida.
Florida 1974 Circa
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Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin
Florida Gulf Islands 1971 circa
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Dolphins performing at Marineland of Florida
Florida, St. Augustine 1971 circa
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Dolphins performing at Marineland of Florida
Florida, St. Augustine 1971 circa
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White-bellied porpoise, common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) . Third most important species associated with tuna fishing.
1973 April
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Porpoise escaping tuna net during the "backing down" process.
1974
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Diagram of "backing down" process, a maneuver designed to allow porpoise to escape from the tuna purse seine.
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A leaping porpoise
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A leaping porpoise
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A leaping porpoise
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A leaping porpoise
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A leaping porpoise
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A leaping porpoise
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Tagging porpoise
1964 October 7
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Porpoise escaping a tuna net
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Scarlett prawns caught by the USBCF research vessel OREGON II during explorations for new shrimp grounds off northeastern South America. This large deepwater species is widely distributed on the continental slope between 300 and 1,000 fathoms in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
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Research vessel CRAWFORD at Woods Hole
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Research vessel CRAWFORD at Woods Hole
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Description not available.
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Research vessel CRAWFORD at Woods Hole
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Research vessel CRAWFORD at Woods Hole

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