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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Attempting to rescue gray whales trapped in the ice in the Beaufort Sea. The holes were cut by the rescuers to give the whales a breathing hole as they attempted to lead them back to open water.
Alaska, Point Barrow area 1988 October
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Sample of baleen from baleen whale's mouth. This material was used in corset stays for many years.
Connecticut, Mystic Seaport 1967 September
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Painting of whaling scene from the 1970's Centennial volume of BCF titled "Our Changing Fisheries," p. 70.
Connecticut, Mystic Seaport 1967 September
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Example of scrimshaw on sperm whale's tooth. Circa 1840
Connecticut, Mystic Seaport 1964
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Whalers logbook indicating whales taken while cruising on the Western Ground in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1877? From the Bark OHIO, Captain Fred Howland Smith.
Connecticut, Mystic Seaport 1967 September
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Tallying of barrels of oil taken with capture of each sperm whale. The largest yield was 150 barrels while the average yield was 76 barrels. From the Bark OHIO out of New Bedford tallying take from 1875 until 1878. The small bottles contain whale oil samples.
Connecticut, Mystic Seaport 1967 September
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Whalers logbook indicating whales taken while cruising on the Western Ground in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1877? From the Bark OHIO, Captain Fred Howland Smith.
Connecticut, Mystic Seaport 1967 September
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Scrimshaw on sperm whales teeth
Connecticut, Mystic Seaport 1967 September
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One of the last of the New England fishing schooners. Used in line trawling for cod, etc. Note dories on deck.
Connecticut, Mystic Seaport 1967 September
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Stomach tube with formula being pumped in to baby gray whale.
California, San Diego 1971 August 18
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Genital area of gray whale showing mammary grooves typical of the female.
California, San Diego 1971 August 18
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Fluke of gray whale indicating healed tail rope lesions
California, San Diego 1971 July 27
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Procedure for tube feeding Gigi, the baby gray whale when she first came to Sea World San Diego.
California, San Diego 1971 July 27
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Lesion on Gigi's, the baby gray whale, abdomen completely closed in. Note that the normal pigmentation is returning as well. This animal was rescued and brought to Sea World San Diego where it lived for a year before being returned to the wild.
California, San Diego 1971 August 18
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Blow holes of Gigi, the baby gray whale
California, San Diego 1971 August 18
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Whale on the surface.
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Gray whale
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon
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Identified as Kogia goodei, today called Kogia breviceps. A pygmy sperm whale.
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Images from FWS Conservation Note 9
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Images from FWS Conservation Note 9
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Images from FWS Conservation Note 9
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Images from FWS Conservation Note 9
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Images from FWS Conservation Note 9
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Wally Hickel, Secretary of the Interior, with other dignitaries and Tektite aquanauts inspecting a model of the Tektite II manned undersea habitat.
Washington, D.C. 1970 March 2
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Dr. James Miller, left, Director of the Tektite II project, with aquanaut Rick Dr. James Miller, left, Director of the Tektite II project, with aquanaut Rick
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Dr. James Miller, left, Director of the Tektite II project, with aquanaut Rick Waller studying habitat for undersea project.
1969 December
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Russell E. Train, Chairman of the President's Council on the Environment and former undersecretary of the Department of the Interior, looking over a model of Tektite II.
1969 December
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Tektite crew meals are prepared in fully-outfitted facilities in crew quarters of Tektite Habitat. Scientist-aquanaut prepares dinner on stove in the GE designed and built habitat's crew quarters, which also boast refrigerator, radio -TV entertainment console, individually lighted bunks, and even wall-to-wall carpeting.
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Great Lameshur Bay, St. John Islands, is the site for the seventeen-month Tektite II Program. A five man habitat will be emplaced near Cabritte Horn in 50 feet of water, enabling teams of scientist-aquanauts and engineers to live and work for periods ranging from two weeks to 30 days on the ocean bottom.
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Scientist-aquanaut in the Tektite Program prepares for an extended stay away from his General Electric designed and built habitat in Great Lameshur Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Artwork depicting closed-cycle underwater breathing system, designed and built by General Electric's Re-entry adn Environmental Systems Division. This system will be used for the first time in underwater research in the Tektite II Program . This system can operate for up to six hours and does not generate bubbles like conventional scuba, thus enabling inconspicuous marine life observations.
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Underwater geologic studies being performed by Tektite scientist-aquanaut in the barrier reef surrounding the Tektite Habitat.
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Artwork depicting the Tektite II Habitat. Scientist-aquanauts were able to spend periods ranging from two weeks to 30 days underwater at a depth of 50 feet . Each vertical structure measures 12.5 feet in diameter by 18.1 feet high.
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Sylvia Earle on left and other women aquanauts at Tektite II press conference. Secretary of the Interior Wally Hickel is in front of "Secretary" sign.
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Sylvia Earle on right with other women aquanauts listening to Secretary of the Interior Wally Hickel discussing Tektite II.
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Sylvia Earle receiving award from Wally Hickel, Secretary of the Interior.
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Sylvia Earle at podium during ceremony honoring women aquanauts at Department of the Interior. Secretary of the Interior Wally Hickel is in center of photo.
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Vice-President of the United States Spiro Agnew at conference honoring Tektite aquanauts.
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Vice-President of the United States Spiro Agnew presenting Tektite aquanaut with medal
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Vice-President of the United States Spiro Agnew with Tektite I aquanauts and model of Tektite I habitat
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Secretary of the Interior Wally Hickel with model of Tektite I and Tektite I aquanauts.
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Splash up! Personnel transfer capsule is raised from Great Lameshur Bay with first two Tektite aquanauts following two months continuous stay underwater.
1969 April 15
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Splash up! Personnel transfer capsule is raised from Great Lameshur Bay with first two Tektite aquanauts following two months continuous stay underwater.
1969 April 15
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Splash up! Personnel transfer capsule is raised from Great Lameshur Bay with first two Tektite aquanauts following two months continuous stay underwater.
1969 April 15
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Splash up! Personnel transfer capsule is raised from Great Lameshur Bay with first two Tektite aquanauts following two months continuous stay underwater.
1969 April 15
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Artist's cutaway view of Tektite II habitat
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General Electric unveils Tektite I.
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 1968 December 16
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General Electric unveils Tektite I.
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 1968 December 16
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Tektite I aquanauts and crew members at unveiling of Tektite I habitat.
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 1968 December 16
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Tektite I monitoring equipment in surface monitoring facility
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 1968 December 16

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