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Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Collector:
Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) / NMFS  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Of Mexico  Search this
Length - Total:
225 cm
Sex:
Female
Place:
Bolivar Peninsula, Ferry Landing, Floating 100 Yards Offshore, Galveston, Texas, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
28 Jul 1990
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Odontoceti, Delphinidae
Published Name:
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : C965
Whale Field Number 2 : GA345
Other Number : SE5478
USNM Number:
MME6373
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30d982db8-9ef2-45df-8015-5e1fa0e29be7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7074492

Sammy M. Ray Oral History Interview

Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Electronic records
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
2011
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also reminiscences and interviews recorded by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Sammy Ray was interviewed for the Smithsonian Archives Oral History Collection because of his role as a collector for the Smithsonian Institution during World War II.
Descriptive Entry:
The Sammy Ray interview was recorded in 2011 at the Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, while Dr. Ray viewed the bird specimens he collected during World War II as well as correspondence and documentation, accompanied by Pamela M. Henson and Courtney G. Bellizzi of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Claudia Angle and Craig A. Ludwig of NMNH. His wife, Charlotte Ray, son, Charles Ray, and daughter-in-law, Marcella Ray were also present.

This Ray collection is comprised of 1 interview session, totaling approximately 1.25 hours of recordings and a 29 page transcript.
Historical Note:
Sammy M. Ray (1919-2013), professor of biology at Texas A & M University at Galveston, collected for the Smithsonian while serving in the military in the Pacific during World War II. Ray received the B.A. from Mississippi Delta Junior College. During World War II he served as a U.S. Navy Pharmacists' Mate 1st Class in the Pacific. After the war, he attended Louisiana State University, where he received his M.A. in biology in 1952. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1954 from Rice University. His postgraduate career began with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a fishery research biologist, and he joined the Texas A & M staff in 1957 at the Research Foundation Laboratory on Grande Isle, Louisiana. He became an associate professor in 1963 in Oceanography and Wildlife and Fisheries Science and was named director of the marine laboratory at Galveston. He reached full professor in 1972 and was named head of the Department of Marine Sciences. He then held positions as dean of Texas A & M's Moody College of Marine Technology and interim president of Texas A & M University at Galveston.

In 2012, Smithsonian Institution Libraries presented an exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History, curated by historian Henson, titled When Time and Duty Permit: Smithsonian Collectors during World War II which featured the wartime contributions of Dr. Ray.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Birds  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9628, Sammy M. Ray Oral History Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9628
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Sammy M. Ray Oral History Interview
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9628

Texas A&M University at Galveston - 1987-1988

Collection Creator::
History of Science Society  Search this
Container:
Box 76 of 99
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7474, History of Science Society, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 76
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7474-refidd1e18456

Encyclopedia of marine mammals / edited by Bernd Würsig, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United States, J.G.M. Thewissen, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, United States, Kit M. Kovacs, Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway and University Studies on Svalbard

Editor:
Würsig, Bernd G.  Search this
Thewissen, J. G. M.  Search this
Kovacs, Kit M. 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
xxxi, 1157 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
Date:
2018
Topic:
Marine mammals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090911

Cruise report, research vessel Anton Bruun : cruises 18A & 18B / Arthur G. Humes

Author:
Humes, Arthur G (Arthur Grover) 1916-1999  Search this
Texas A & M University at Galveston Marine Research Laboratory  Search this
Physical description:
20, [53] leaves : maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
1967
[1967]
Topic:
Marine animals  Search this
Call number:
QL138 .H92 1967
QL138.H92 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410299

Tenth biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals : abstracts, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., November 11-15, 1993 / sponsered by The Society for Marine Mammalogy ; hosted by Texas A & M University at Galveston

Title:
Abstracts
Author:
Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals (10th : 1993 : Galveston, Tex.)  Search this
Society for Marine Mammalogy  Search this
Physical description:
130 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1993
1993]
Topic:
Marine mammals  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Call number:
QL713.2 .C74 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477953

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