Charles M. Breder, Jr.: Atlantis Expedition, 1934

Cantillo, A. Y. and Collins, E. and Leber, K. M. and Stover, S. M. (2004) Charles M. Breder, Jr.: Atlantis Expedition, 1934. Silver Spring, MD, NOAA/National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, (NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA, 169)

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Dr. Charles M. Breder participated on the 1934 expedition of the Atlantis from Woods Hole, Massachusetts to Panama and back and kept a field diary of daily activities. The Atlantis expedition of 1934, led by Prof. A. E. Parr, was a milestone in the history of scientific discovery in the Sargasso Sea and the West Indies. Although naturalists had visited the Sargasso Sea for many years, the Atlantis voyage was the first attempt to investigate in detailed quantitative manner biological problems about this varying, intermittent ‘false’ bottom of living, floating plants and associated fauna. In addition to Dr. Breder, the party also consisted of Dr. Alexander Forbes, Harvard University and Trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI); T. S. Greenwood, WHOI hydrographer; M. D. Burkenroad, Yale University’s Bingham Laboratory, carcinology and Sargasso epizoa; M. Bishop, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Zoology Dept., collections and preparations and H. Sears, WHOI ichthyologist. The itinerary included the following waypoints: Woods Hole, the Bermudas, Turks Islands, Kingston, Colon, along the Mosquito Bank off of Nicaragua, off the north coast of Jamaica, along the south coast of Cuba, Bartlett Deep, to off the Isle of Pines, through the Yucatan Channel, off Havana, off Key West, to Miami, to New York City, and then the return to Woods Hole. During the expedition, Breder collected rare and little-known flying fish species and developed a method for hatching and growing flying fish larvae. (PDF contains 48 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Charles M. Breder, Jr.: Atlantis Expedition, 1934
Personal Creator/Author:
Cantillo, A. Y.
Collins, E.
Leber, K. M.
Stover, S. M.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA
Number: 169
Date: 2004
Publisher: NOAA/National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Place of Publication: Silver Spring, MD
Issuing Agency: United States National Ocean Service
Additional Information: Mote Technical Report No. 949; Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
Subjects: Education
Item ID: 2193
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 19:19
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:38

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