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The information provided at this site includes biological and oceanographic data collected from
domestic (1948-1962) and foreign (1962-1975) research cruises and is divided into two main
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Category Description document.
Master Cruise List: Provides summary information on all types of domestic and foreign cruises
(1948-1975) conducted under various NEFSC research programs (note that only specific cruises
from this list have been scanned).
NOAA Federal Geographic Data Committee Metadata: Describes general data parameters
1948 Manual of Instructions for Scientists: Describes operational procedures while at sea
R/V Albatross III: Describes specifications of the vessel.
R/V Albatross III Research Program: Describes the objectives of the former Fish and Wildlife
Service, North Atlantic Fisheries Investigation.