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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Frank Hester of the Tuna Research Laboratory preparing the alphameter.
1965
3801 thumbnail picture
Frank Hester of the Tuna Research Laboratory preparing the alphameter.
3802 thumbnail picture
Yellowfin tuna being hauled aboard
3803 thumbnail picture
Bringing a yellowfin tuna alongside for tagging. Caught on longline gear on the BCF research vessel OREGON
1960 April
3804 thumbnail picture
Tuna study behavior tanks
Hawaii, Honolulu
3805 thumbnail picture
Visitors inspect one of the tanks at Kewalo Basin in which investigations of tuna behavior are conducted. The tanks are 24 feet in diameter, 4 feet deep.
Hawaii, Honolulu
3806 thumbnail picture
In the genetics laboratory, a technician checks the results of agglutination tests of the blood of fishes, in this instance skipjack tuna.
Hawaii, Honolulu
3807 thumbnail picture
Walter M. Matsumoto examines the results of a plankton haul aboard the BCF research vessel CHARLES H. GILBERT. His specialty is larval tunas.
Hawaii, Honolulu
3808 thumbnail picture
Scientists at the Tuna Resources Laboratory experiment with balloons as a possible method for increasing the efficiency of the tuna fishing fleet. Balloons launched from fishing vessels would greatly extend the range at which spotters could sight tuna schools.
3809 thumbnail picture
Scuba diver inside tuna purse seine
3810 thumbnail picture
Extracting gills from tuna and taking blood sample from white tip shark during International Indian Ocean Expedition.
Indian Ocean 1963 circa
3811 thumbnail picture
Tuna purse seine as adapted by Medina being tested in tropical Pacific.
3812 thumbnail picture
The contemporary seiner Cape Beverly on maiden voyage after conversion. From "Purse Seine Revolution in Tuna Fishing" by Richard L. McNeely in Pacific Fisherman, June 1961.
1961
3813 thumbnail picture
Two-headed terrapin - one of five observed at hatchery since 1912
North Carolina, Beaufort 1946
3814 thumbnail picture
Release of baby terrapin by local fisherman
North Carolina, Stump Sound
3815 thumbnail picture
Captain Hatsel of U.S. Fisheries releasing 10-month old baby terrapin in salt marsh.
North Carolina, Beaufort area 1946
3816 thumbnail picture
Aquarium and terrapin rearing house. Experimental marsh ponds in the distance used for oyster culture and marine fish propagation.
North Carolina, Beaufort
3817 thumbnail picture
Terrapin laying eggs
3818 thumbnail picture
Terrapin on sandy shore preparing to lay eggs
3819 thumbnail picture
Captain Hatsell feeding fish scraps to terrapin
3820 thumbnail picture
Interior view of aquarium and terrapin rearing house.
3821 thumbnail picture
Female terrapin depositing eggs in sand.
3822 thumbnail picture
Observing terrapin rearing tanks
3823 thumbnail picture
Terrapins in breeding pens come a-running when Cap'n Hatsell whacks tin fish bucket with shovel. Chopped fish is served twice a week at Beaufort terrapin farm.
3824 thumbnail picture
Terrapin town - view of Pivers Island, near Beaufort, where U. S. conducts experiments in seafood, including terrapin, a pre-prohibition delicacy, now little known to a generation the papas of which ate up most of it.
3825 thumbnail picture
In pens like these, adult terrapins are kept as breeding stock at federal hatchery. Pens are located so that they are flushed by every tid.
3826 thumbnail picture
Loggerhead turtles, 4 years old. Reared from the egg at the U.S. Fisheries Biological Laboratory at Beaufort.
3827 thumbnail picture
Loggerhead turtles 4 years old reared at the Beaufort Laboratory.
3828 thumbnail picture
Captain Hatsell feeding baby terrapin in rearing house.
3829 thumbnail picture
Mature male (smallest) and female shipped to California.
3830 thumbnail picture
Captain Hatsell feeding adult terrapin in feeding pen.
3831 thumbnail picture
Aquarium and terrapin rearing house.
3832 thumbnail picture
Loggerhead turtles 4 years old.
3833 thumbnail picture
Captain Hatsell releasing 10-month old baby terrapins in salt marsh area.
3834 thumbnail picture
Adult terrapin shipped to California in 1943.
1943
3835 thumbnail picture
Boxing adult terrapin for shipment to California
1943
3836 thumbnail picture
Interior of terrapin rearing house
3837 thumbnail picture
Captain Hatsell releasing baby terrapin in salt marsh
3838 thumbnail picture
Fisheries Biological Laboratory roadsign on U.S.70. NYA project. Letters cut from masonite pressed wood.
3839 thumbnail picture
Terrapin breeding pens on south side of Beaufort Laboratory.
3840 thumbnail picture
Captain Hatsell, foreman, feeding adult terrapin on scrap fish.
3841 thumbnail picture
The small male terrapin rates considerable respect as father of a family of 4 to 6 females which produce over 100 fertilized eggs each per year. If the females are separated from the male they will continue producing fertilized eggs for 3 years. The male eats considerable seafood for his size and has wives over 50 years old that produce as many eggs as the young ones.
3842 thumbnail picture
Drawing of Kemp's Ridley sea turtle
3843 thumbnail picture
A turtle laying eggs on a Southeast United States or Gulf Coast beach.
3844 thumbnail picture
Dead turtle captured in shrimp trawl. This was a common sight prior to the introduction of the turtle excluder devices.
3845 thumbnail picture
Loggerhead turtle
3846 thumbnail picture
Full grown green sea turtle
1962
3847 thumbnail picture
BCF scuba diver brings up jumbo lobster
Maine, Boothbay Harbor
3848 thumbnail picture
Scuba diver inside tuna purse seine
3849 thumbnail picture
The submersible ASHERAH, a small two-man research vehicle operated by the University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum between 1964 and 1969. In spite of the caption, it appears it was primarily used for archaeological work in the Mediterranean.
1967 circa

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