During the 1930s, as director of Yale’s Bingham Oceanographic Laboratory, Albert E. Parr oversaw a growing and thriving institution dedicated to marine research. In 1937, through a gift from Henry Sears, Parr established the Sears Foundation for Marine Research to promote research and publication in marine sciences.
The Foundation’s Journal of Marine Research and its Memoirs of the Sears Foundation for Marine Research, which includes the series Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, remain important references today.
Published from 1927 to 1967, the now out-of-print Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection ceased independent publication after volume 19, article 2, and was incorporated into the Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic
The Fishes of the Western North Atlantic series is printed as Memoir I, and to date 9 parts have been issued. Although some volumes are available, most are out of print (see below). There is currently no information on the publication of additional books in the series. There is one volume in the Memoir II series.
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Titles in the Fishes of the Western North Atlantic Series
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 1.
Lancelets, Cyclostomes, and Sharks.
1948. 576 pp., 106 plates.
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 2.
Sawfishes, Guitarfishes, Skates, Rays, and Chimaeroids.
1953. 588 pp., 134 plates.
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 3.
Sturgeons, Gars, Tarpon, Ladyfish, Bonefish, Salmon, Charrs, Anchovies, Herring, Shads, Smelt, Capelin, et al.
1963. 630 pp., 134 plates.
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 4.
Argentinoids, Stomiatoids, Pickerles, Bathylaconids, Giganturids.
1964. 599 pp., 155 plates.
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 5.
Lizardfishes, other Iniomi, Deepsea Gulpers.
1966. 647 pp., 220 plates.
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 6.
Halosuriforms, Killfishes, Squirrelfishes and other Beryciforms, Stephanoberyciforms, Grenadiers.
1973. 698 pp., 235 plates.
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 7.
Neosopelids, Lanternfishes, Atlantic Mesopelagic Zoogeography.
1977. 299 pp., 188 plates. ISBN 978-0-912532-88-2
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 8.
1982. 198 pp., 129 plates. ISBN 978-0-912532-89-9
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 9.
Volume 1: Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes.
Volume 2: Leptocephali.
1989. 1055 pp., 911 plates. ISBN 978-0-935868-45-6
$145.00 (not sold separately)
The Elementary Chemical Composition of Marine Organisms
Vinogradov, A. P.
Translated from the original Russian by Julia Efron and Jane K. Setlow with bibliography by Virginia W. Odum.
1953. 647 p., 327 tables.