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NORPAC Cruise, 1955

Scientists from Japan, Canada, and the United States combined their facilities to make a great synoptic oceanographic survey of the North Pacific Ocean in 1955. The survey provided background knowledge of hydrography for studies of fisheries problems. Twenty oceanographic vessels, including the R/V SPENCER F. BAIRD, R/V HORIZON and R/V STRANGER occupied one thousand oceanographic stations. This expedition demonstrated the success of international cooperation in oceanography.

Drift Bottle
NORPAC August 1955 Vessels: Black Douglas, Crest, Horizon, Baird
NORPAC Track Chart


 Letters, clippings and ship's logs available in the UC San Diego Library Digital Collections