Joseph R. Geraci Papers 1854-2011 (bulk 1960-1999)

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Geraci, Joseph R.
Size
21.25 linear feet (26 archival boxes, 6 flat boxes, 3 cartons, 1 legal box); 541 Kilobytes (1 digital file)
Call number
MC 00663

The Joseph R. Geraci Papers, 1854-2011, contains research notes and material, lectures, photographs, photo slides and negatives, reports, manuals, audiovisual material, and books relating to Joseph R. Geraci's work in marine mammal medicine, aquatic wildlife conservation, and marine animal rescue. The collection also includes documents from the National Marine Life Center in Bourne, Massachusetts. While the collection contains material produced as early as 1854 and as late as 2010, most of the items are from the 1960s through the 1990s. The majority of the collection is photographic materials.

Dr. Joseph R. Geraci (1938-2015) was a scientist, veterinarian, and a leading expert in marine mammal medicine and aquatic wildlife conservation. He was a professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada from 1973 to 1995 and a clinical professor at Tufts University from 1994 to 1996. In 1997 he became the National Aquarium in Baltimore's deputy executive director, which was a position he held until 2005. From 2005 to 2006 Geraci was the president of the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. Geraci was often asked to investigate and advise on issues related to marine mammal health for government agencies in the United States, Canada, Spain, and Brazil.

Biographical/historical note

Dr. Joseph R. Geraci (1938-2015) was a scientist, veterinarian, and a leading expert in marine mammal medicine and aquatic wildlife conservation. He was a professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada from 1973 to 1995 and a clinical professor at Tufts University from 1994 to 1996. In 1997 he became the National Aquarium in Baltimore's deputy executive director, which was a position he held until 2005. From 2005 to 2006 Geraci was the president of the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. Geraci was often asked to investigate and advise on issues related to marine mammal health for government agencies in the United States, Canada, Spain, and Brazil.

Joseph R. Geraci was born January 16, 1938 in Lawrence, Massachussetts. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Suffolk University in Boston in 1959. He then earned a V.M.D. from the Universtiy of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1963. Between 1964-1966 Geraci studied ichthyology at New York University and then went on to receive a doctorate in 1970 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada at its Institute of Oceanography. Geraci also worked as an associate curator at the New York Aquarium from 1965 to 1966 and a curator and pathologist at the Montreal Aquarium from 1966 to 1969.

Geraci worked as a professor, first in the Department of Zoology at the University of Guelph from 1973 to 1978 and then in the Department of Pathology at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College from 1978 to 1995 where he directed its marine mammal program. When he was appointed to be the National Aquarium in Baltimore's deputy executive director in 1997 he helped guide the aquarium's Marine Animal Rescue Program to care for numerous stranded animals and help return many of them to their natural habitats. Geraci wrote and co-wrote over 120 journal articles, 21 book chapters, and seven books, including a handbook for veterinary students called Marine Mammal Care.

Besides his work in universities and aquariums, Geraci was also the founding editor of the journal, Marine Mammal Science, a founding member of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine and the Society for Marine Mammalogy, and on the founding board of the National Marine Life Center in Bourne, Massachusetts. Geraci compiled numerous government-contracted reports about marine mammal health and led investigations of mass marine mammal deaths in Canda, the North Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic. In 2010 he was appointed to the National Academy of Science's Committee to study the effects on marine mammals of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph R. Geraci died at the age of 77 in 2015 from cancer.

Scope/content

The Joseph R. Geraci Papers collection, 1854-2011, contains research notes and material, lectures, photographs, photo slides and negatives, reports, manuals, audiovisual material, and books relating to Joseph R. Geraci's work in marine mammal medicine and aquatic wildlife conservation. The collection also includes documents from the National Marine Life Center. While the collection contains material produced as early as 1854 and as late as 2010, most of the items are from the 1960s through the 1990s. The majority of the collection is photographic materials.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series: Research and Professional Materials, Photographic Materials, Reports and Publications, Audiovisual Materials, and Books

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph R. Geraci Papers, MC 00663, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Brent Whitaker, February 2019 (Accession no. 2019.0058) and gift of Laurie Allen, August 2019 (Accession no. 2019.0225)

Processing information

Processed by: Samantha Thorne, Phillip MacDonald, and Hannah Chapman, 2020 August

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Research and Professional Materials 1854-2006 (bulk 1960-1999)
Size: 2 linear feet (4 archival boxes)

The Research and Professional Activities series, 1854-2006, contains notes and copies of articles related to Joseph R. Geraci’s marine mammal research. There are also lecture notes, experiment notes, a book manuscript, and a curriculum vitae (box 3, folder 2). The majority of the research notes summarize information of interest from articles that Geraci read, or compiled data found in multiple articles. Much of the notes are undated, and container dates are derived from article publication dates, some of which are much earlier than Geraci’s lifetime. Most of the research materials were likely created during the 1960s to the 1990s.

The development of the National Marine Life Center is another notable topic found in this series. These materials include meeting minutes, diary notes, news clippings, correspondence, and proposals.

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Ambergris 1854, 1868, 1906, 1916, 1942-1977, 1981
Box 1, Folder 1
Book-Final MS (1 of 2) 1989
Box 1, Folder 2
Book-Final MS (2 of 2) 1989
Box 1, Folder 3
Comparative Physiology Lecture 1970-1971, undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Disease undated
Box 1, Folder 5
Disease Etiology (1 of 2) 1959-1987, undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Disease Etiology (2 of 2) 1959-1987, undated
Box 2, Folder 1
Diving 1955, 1969-1988, undated
Box 2, Folder 2
Euthanasia Carebook 1979-2002
Box 2, Folder 3
Foreign Body Ingestion 1962-1982
Box 2, Folder 4
Growth 1953-1989, undated
Box 2, Folder 5
Metabolism and Food Requirements undated
Box 2, Folder 6
National Marine Life Center (1 of 2) 1992-1994
Box 3, Folder 1
National Marine Life Center (2 of 2) 1992-1994
Box 3, Folder 2
Natural Mortality 1962, 1971-1989, undated
Box 3, Folder 3
Public Interactions with Marine Mammals in the Wild (1 of 2) 1988-2006
Box 3, Folder 4
Public Interactions with Marine Mammals in the Wild (2 of 2) 1988-2006
Box 3, Folder 5
Sarcocystis Coccidia in Arctic Foxes 1974
Box 4, Folder 1
Sawfly Virus Study: Daphnia 1978
Box 4, Folder 2
Strandings 1980, undated
Box 4, Folder 3
Stranding and Shock Lecture, NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) 1986
Box 4, Folder 4
Stress 1975, 1983, 1995, undated
Box 4, Folder 5
Thermoregulation 1950-1987, undated
Box 4, Folder 6
Photographic Materials 1964-2005
Size: 8 linear feet (10 archival boxes, 6 flat boxes)

The Photographic Materials series, 1964-2005, contains photographs, photo slides, and photo negatives of Joseph R. Geraci's work and research in marine mammal medicine. This includes photographic materials of marine mammal anatomy, disease studies, and oil effects studies especially for cetaceans and pinnipeds. The photos were taken at a variety of places including Maine, Virginia Beach, Canada, Brazil, and the Bahamas. These photographic materials make up the majority of the Joseph R. Geraci Papers collection.

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Assorted MM (Good) (1 of 2) 1970-1982
Flat box 5, Slide box 1
Assorted MM (Good) (2 of 2) 1970-1982
Flat box 5, Slide box 2
Assorted MM (Good), Baleen Fouling 1981, undated
Flat box 5, Slide box 2
Virginia Beach Dolphins (1 of 2) 1981, 1988, undated
Flat box 5, Slide box 2
Virginia Beach Dolphins (2 of 2) 1981, 1988, undated
Flat box 5, Slide box 3
Cetacean Path Stranding, Inia Tooth Study (1 of 2) 1972-1984
Flat box 5, Slide box 3
Cetacean Path Stranding, Inia Tooth Study (2 of 2) 1972-1984
Flat box 5, Slide box 4
Pilot Whale Stranding, Portland, Maine (1 of 2) 1984 Fall
Flat box 5, Slide box 4
Pilot Whale Stranding, Portland, Maine (2 of 2) 1984 Fall
Flat box 5, Slide box 4
Pilot Whale Stranding, Portland, Maine (2 of 2) 1984 Fall
Flat box 5, Slide box 5
Oil Cape Parry (1 of 2) 1974
Flat box 5, Slide box 5
Oil Cape Parry (2 of 2) 1974
Flat box 5, Slide box 6
Maggies (Magdalen Islands) 1968-1975
Flat box 5, Slide box 6
Oil Detection I.D.R. 1981
Flat box 5, Slide box 6
Brown's Harbor and Cape Parry 1975
Flat box 5, Folder 6
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Gray Whales 1990
Flat box 5, Folder 6
Dog, Cat, Horse, Dolphin, and Whales Disease (1 of 2) 1963
Flat box 5, Folder 6
Dog, Cat, Horse, Dolphin, and Whales Disease (2 of 2) 1963
Flat box 6, Folder 1
Wound Healing 1985, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 1
Complete Necroscopy Procedure, Box A undated
Flat box 6, Folder 1
Complete Necroscopy Procedure, Box C undated
Flat box 6, Folder 1
William and Jay Sweeney at Medway's Home in New Jersey (1 of 2) 1999
Flat box 6, Folder 1
William and Jay Sweeney at Medway's Home in New Jersey (2 of 2) 1999
Flat box 6, Folder 2
Virginia Beach 1987
Flat box 6, Slide box 2
Cetacean Physiology 1976, 1989, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 2
Cetacean Anatomy 1967-1992
Flat box 6, Folder 2
Presentations 1987-1989, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 2
Pinniped Husbandry 1979-1993, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 2
Pinniped Techniques (1 of 2) 1969-1988, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 2
Pinniped Techniques (2 of 2) 1969-1988, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 3
Pinniped Muscle/Skeletal 1983
Flat box 6, Folder 3
Pinniped Endocrine 1976-1978, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 3
Vitamin E undated
Flat box 6, Folder 3
BI; Histamine; Electrolytes undated
Flat box 6, Folder 3
Redtide, box 182 1987
Flat box 6, Folder 3
Redtide, box 282 1987
Flat box 6, Folder 3
Miscellaneous Sorted for Digital- Marine Mammals, Injuries, Diseases 1977-1988, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 3
Virginia Beach (1 of 2) 1987
Flat box 6, Folder 3
Virginia Beach (2 of 2) 1987
Flat box 6, Folder 4
Wound Healing (1 of 2) 1984-1985, undated
Flat box 6, Slide box 4
Cape Cod Site Selection 1993
Flat box 6, Folder 5
Complete Necroscopy Procedure, box B undated
Flat box 6, Folder 5
Seal River 1985

Photographs by Micheal Geraci

Flat box 6, Folder 5
Bahamas Collecting Trip 2001
Flat box 6, Slide box 5
Cetacean Endocrine 1975-1979, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 5
Other Marine Species 1994, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 5
Pinniped, Blood and Circulation 1974-1978, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 5
Other Marine Mammals (1 of 2) 1978, 1987, 1995, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 5
Other Marine Mammals (1 of 2) 1978, 1987, 1995, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Cetacean S and B 1978-1982, 1998, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Cetacean Gen/Urinary 1967-1978, undated
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Lab Studies 1991
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Ocean Park, Hong Kong 1996
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Home, Churchill, Florida 1985
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Brazil 1985
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Manaus, Brazil 1984
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Sea World Grampus Philoloth Luna 1985
Flat box 6, Folder 6
Synthesis of Effects of Oil on Marine Mammals 1989
Flat box 7, Slide box 1
Unidentified Set: Marine Mammals 1970-1999, undated
Flat box 7, Slide box 1
Seal River 1980, 1984
Flat box 7, Slide box 1
Baja 1999
Flat box 7, Slide box 1
University of Pennsylvania Clinic 1964
Flat box 7, Slide box 1
New York Aquarium Animals 1964
Flat box 7, Slide box 1
Portugal 2001
Flat box 7, Slide box 1
Pinniped Duplicates: Miami Seaquarium (1 of 2) 1967
Flat box 7, Slide box 1
Pinniped Duplicates: Miami Seaquarium (2 of 2) 1967
Flat box 7, Slide box 2
Pinniped Duplicates: St. Andrews Trip 1968
Flat box 7, Slide box 2
Pinniped Duplicates (1 of 2) 1965-1978
Flat box 7, Slide box 2
Pinniped Duplicates (2 of 2) 1965-1978
Flat box 7, Slide box 3
Marine Mammal Slides (1 of 2) 1973-1984
Flat box 7, Slide box 3
Marine Mammal Slides (2 of 2) 1973-1984
Flat box 7, Slide box 4
Cetacean Duplicates (1 of 2) 1965-1976
Flat box 7, Slide box 4
Cetacean Duplicates (2 of 2) 1965-1976
Flat box 7, Slide box 5
Seals: Pathology, Parasites, Influenza (1 of 3) 1974-1981
Flat box 7, Slide box 5
Seals: Pathology, Parasites, Influenza (1 of 3) 1974-1981
Flat box 7, Slide box 5
Seals: Pathology, Parasites, Influenza (2 of 3) 1974-1981
Flat box 7, Slide box 6
Seals: Pathology, Parasites, Influenza (3 of 3) 1974-1981
Flat box 8, Slide box 1
Fish Disease, Influenza in Seals (2 of 2) 1971-1982
Flat box 8, Slide box 2
Fish Disease, Influenza in Seals (2 of 2) 1971-1982
Flat box 8, Slide box 2
Fish Diseases 1974-1977, 1992
Flat box 8, Slide box 2
Coelenterates 1967, 1973, undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 2
Arthropods undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 2
Mollusks 1966-1967, undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 3
Echinoderms 1966, undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 3
Fish and Selachians (1 of 2) 1964-1973, 1986, undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 3
Fish and Selachians (1 of 2) 1964-1973, 1986, undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 4
Terrestrial Invertebrates undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 4
Reptiles 1967-1972, undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 4
Aquarium Construction 1967
Flat box 8, Slide box 4
Birds 1967, 1972, undated
Flat box 8, Slide box 4
Brazil 1983
Flat box 8, Slide box 4
Beluga Whale 1970 Summer
Flat box 8, Slide box 4
Adrenal Nodule undated
Box 9, Folder 1
Assorted Negative undated
Box 9, Folder 2
Australia undated
Box 9, Folder 3
B. vitulina, Kidney Calculi undated
Box 9, Folder 4
Baleen Equipment undated
Box 9, Folder 5
Baleen Fouling Trials undated
Box 9, Folder 6
Beaufort Sea, Oil Study undated
Box 9, Folder 7
Beluga implant studies 1984
Box 9, Folder 8
Beluga Whale Capture 1967-1971
Box 9, Folder 9
Bile Duct, "Metaplasia" undated
Box 9, Folder 10
Brazilian Manatee undated
Box 9, Folder 11
C. Cristata, Stomach with Rocks undated
Box 9, Folder 12
C. oblonga OVA P. vitulina undated
Box 9, Folder 13
Cape Perry, Canada (1 of 2) 1972-1976
Box 10, Folder 1
Cape Perry, Canada (2 of 2) 1972-1976
Box 10, Folder 2
Cape Perry, Oil Study 1974
Box 10, Folder 3
Catfish Epidermal Hyperplasia undated
Box 10, Folder 4
Cetaceans-Gastro-Intestinal 1978, undated
Box 10, Folder 5
Cetaceans-General Disease 1976, 1994
Box 10, Folder 6
Cetaceans-Muskulo-Skeletal 1975-1988
Box 10, Folder 7
Cetaceans-Nervous-Sensory 1978, undated
Box 10, Folder 8
Cetaceans-Nutritional-Metabolic 1988-1989
Box 10, Folder 9
Cetaceans-Skin, Blubber 1975--1982
Box 10, Folder 10
Cetaceans-Stranding 1968-1987
Box 10, Folder 11
Cetaceans-Type and Habits 1967-1982
Box 11, Folder 1
Cetaceans, Virginia Beach, VA undated
Box 11, Folder 2
Charts & Graphs 1969-1970, undated
Box 11, Folder 3
Churchill, Wound Healing 1982 August 05
Box 11, Folder 4
D. immitis Sweeney Z. californianus undated
Box 11, Folder 5
D. spirocauda in heart undated
Box 11, Folder 6
D. spirocauda sketch undated
Box 11, Folder 7
Disease (1 of 2) 1976-1976, undated
Box 11, Folder 8
Diseases (2 of 2) 1976-1979, undated
Box 11, Folder 9
Dolphin, "Albert" 1988 November 30
Box 12, Folder 1
Dolphin Capture 1980
Box 12, Folder 2
Dolphin-"Jackie" undated
Box 12, Folder 3
Dolphin Pox undated
Box 12, Folder 4
Dolphin Stomach Recovery undated
Box 12, Folder 5
Ectoparasites, Pinnipeds undated
Box 12, Folder 6
Effects of Petroleum on Arctic and Subarctic Marine Environments and Organisms figures Approximately 1977
Flat box 26, Folder 1
Environmental Assessment of the Alaskan Continental Shelf 1983 February
Box 12, Folder 7
Etched Teeth undated
Box 12, Folder 8
Field Work (1 of 4) 1968-1978, undated
Box 12, Folder 9
Field Work (2 of 4) 1968-1978, undated
Box 12, Folder 10
Field Work (3 of 4) 1968-1978, undated
Box 12, Folder 11
Field Work (4 of 4) 1968-1978, undated
Box 13, Folder 1
Fish Parasites 1976-1978, undated
Box 13, Folder 2
Fort Churchill 1984
Box 13, Folder 3
Fur Seal, Microfiloria undated
Box 13, Folder 4
Glandular Hyperplasia undated
Box 13, Folder 5
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Animals 1989
Box 13, Folder 6
Harbor Seal, Lungworms undated
Box 13, Folder 7
Harbor Seal, Proliferative Eye Lesions undated
Box 13, Folder 8
Harp Seal, Alopecia 1969
Box 13, Folder 9
Harp Seal Flipper Radiograph undated
Box 13, Folder 10
Harp Seal, S. albicans undated
Box 13, Folder 11
Hawaii undated
Box 13, Folder 12
Hepatic Venous Inflamm. undated
Box 13, Folder 13
Herschel 1971
Box 14, Folder 1
Holman 1973
Box 14, Folder 2
Iceland 1980
Box 14, Folder 3
IDR Oil Detection undated
Box 13, Folder 14
Inia Tooth Study 1983
Box 13, Folder 15
Ketamine Study, Cape Parry undated
Box 13, Folder 16
Laboratory Studies undated
Box 14, Folder 4
Myths 1973-1982
Box 14, Folder 5
New Jersey at Bill Medway's House, Electronic File Transfer circa 2005 (Accession 2019.0058)
Size: 541 Kilobytes; 1 File

Included is 1 JPEG image of Jay Sweeney, Bill Medway, and Joseph Geraci.

Files are arranged as received.

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New Jersey @ Bill's House circa 2005

This is a printout of the digital image described above. Image is of Jay Sweeney, Bill Medway, and Joseph Geraci.

Box 14, Folder 9
Not What It Seems 1973-1983
Box 14, Folder 6
Oil Detection and Study (1 of 2) 1974-1981
Box 14, Folder 7
Oil Detection and Study (2 of 2) 1974-1981
Box 14, Folder 8
Oil Effects, Marine Mammals undated
Box 13, Folder 17
Oil Immersion, P. hispida undated
Box 13, Folder 18
P. hispida Acanthocephalans undated
Box 15, Folder 1
P. hispida, Gastric Ulcers undated
Box 15, Folder 2
P. hispida, Liver Lesions undated
Box 15, Folder 3
P. hispida Nematodes, Stomach Ulcer undated
Box 15, Folder 4
P. hispida Rototag undated
Box 15, Folder 5
P. hispida, Traumatic Laryngitis undated
Box 15, Folder 6
P. vitulina Corynosoma strumosum undated
Box 15, Folder 7
P. vitulina, Gingivitis undated
Box 15, Folder 8
P. vitulina, Liver Lesion undated
Box 15, Folder 9
P. vitulina Lungworms gross and histo undated
Box 15, Folder 10
P. vitulina, Supernumery Dentition undated
Box 15, Folder 11
Pinnipeds-Anatomy 1976-1978
Box 15, Folder 12
Pinniped duplicates, types & habitats, techniques & anatomy/pathology: film record for microscope camera approximately 1970s
Box 15, Folder 13
Pinniped--Gastro Intestinal 1974-1976
Box 15, Folder 14
Pinniped--General Disease 1978, 1995, undated
Box 15, Folder 15
Pinnipeds--Genito-Urinary (Milk) 1978, undated
Box 15, Folder 16
Pinniped, Heart Worms undated
Box 15, Folder 17
Pinniped--Influenza 1980-1981
Box 15, Folder 18
Pinniped--Nutrition/Metabolic Disease undated
Box 15, Folder 19
Pinniped--Respiratory 1973, undated
Box 15, Folder 20
Pinniped--Skin, Blubber 1967-1997
Box 15, Folder 21
Pinnipeds--Strandings 1973-1997
Box 15, Folder 22
Pinniped Techniques undated
Box 15, Folder 23
Pinniped--Types and Habitats 1971-1993
Box 15, Folder 24
Pinniped--Virginia Beach 1992, undated
Box 15, Folder 25
Reg Thomson Farewell Party 1978 December
Box 15, Folder 26
Ringed Seal, Abscess-Ear 1973
Box 15, Folder 27
Ringed Seals, Kidney Stones undated
Box 15, Folder 28
Sable Island, Canada 1977
Box 16, Folder 1
Sea Lions undated
Box 16, Folder 2
Sea Lion, "Andre" Eye Lesions 1978 May
Box 16, Folder 3
Sea Lion, Pulmonary Acariasis undated
Box 16, Folder 4
Sea Lion Steatitis undated
Box 16, Folder 5
Sea Lion, Streptothricosis undated
Box 16, Folder 6
Seal, Candida Dermatitis undated
Box 16, Folder 7
Seal Lung undated
Box 16, Folder 8
Seal Pox 1981 March, undated
Box 16, Folder 9
Seal River, Canada (1 of 3) 1967-1984
Box 16, Folder 10
Seal River, Canada (2 of 3) 1967-1984
Box 16, Folder 11
Seal River, Canada (3 of 3) 1967-1984
Box 16, Folder 12
Sketches and Graphs undated
Box 17, Folder 1
Sloths undated
Box 17, Folder 2
South Carolina Dolphin Study 1989, undated
Box 17, Folder 3
Strandings undated
Box 17, Folder 4
Surface Contact Study 1981 January
Box 17, Folder 5
T. Truncatus, Low Visibility Oil Response, Pool sketch undated
Box 17, Folder 6
T. Truncatus, Oil Study, Night Avoidance Pool Sketch undated
Box 17, Folder 7
Thermovision (1 of 2) 1981, undated
Box 17, Folder 8
Thermovision (2 of 2) 1981, undated
Box 17, Folder 9
Trematodes, Pinnipeds undated
Box 17, Folder 10
Tuk Tuk 1973
Box 17, Folder 11
Unidentifiable undated
Box 17, Folder 12
Unidentified City Streets undated
Box 17, Folder 13
Unidentified coastlines, waterways, and bodies of water undated
Box 17, Folder 14
Unidentified Fish undated
Box 18, Folder 1
Unidentified Groups of Individuals undated
Box 18, Folder 2
Unidentified Individuals undated
Box 18, Folder 3
Unidentified Land Mammals undated
Box 18, Folder 4
Unidentified Marine Mammals undated
Box 18, Folder 5
Unidentified Rural Landscapes undated
Box 18, Folder 6
Walker's Cay, Bahamas undated
Box 18, Folder 7
Walrus, Skin Wound undated
Box 18, Folder 8
Whaling Station 1969, undated
Box 18, Folder 9
White Coats, Oil Immersion undated
Box 18, Folder 10
Z. californianus, mucus cell hyperplasia undated
Box 18, Folder 11
Z. californianus O. diminiata undated
Box 18, Folder 12
Zoology Seal, C. albicans dermatitis 1979 March
Box 18, Folder 13
Zoonoses undated
Box 18, Folder 14
Metal box containing photograph slides 1958-1961, undated

This is one of Joseph R. Geraci's original metal boxes in which he organized and stored photograph slides. This box contains slides of personal photographs including photos of trips and excursions, pets, and a wedding. The photographs were taken in various locations including Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Boston, Salisbury Beach, Rockaway Beach, Marblehead, Massachusetts, and the Merrimack River.

Flat box 27
Reports and Publications 1914-2002
Size: 4.75 linear feet (8 archival boxes, 1 legal box)

The Reports and Publications series, 1914-2002, contains official reports about marine life care prepared for agencies such as the U.S. Department of the Interior, the World Wildlife Fund Canada, and the Marine Mammal Commission. It also includes conference proceedings, journal articles, dissertations, field guides, and manuals, including first and second edition copies of Joseph R. Geraci's Marine Mammal Care. While the series spans 1914 to 2002, most of the materials were published during the 1970s to the 1990s.

This series is arranged alphabetically by title.

Assessment of Marking Technique for Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) 1986 April
Box 18, Folder 15
An Assessment of the Effects of Oil on Bowhead Whale (Balaena Mysticetus) 1986 April
Box 18, Folder 16
Breeding Dolphins Present Status, Suggestions for the Future 1977 November
Box 28, Folder 1
Captive Marine Mammal Husbandry 1989 March
Box 28, Folder 2
Cetology Nos. 1-14 1971 May 14-1973 January 15
Box 28, Folder 3
Cetology Nos. 15-28 1973 May 4-1978 April 21
Box 28, Folder 4
Cetology Nos. 29-47 1978 April 21-1982 November 20
Box 28, Folder 5
Coral Reef and Associated Invertebrate Communities (Mainly Molluscan) Around Mahe Seychelles 1968 September 26
Box 28, Folder 6
Cutaneous Response to Plastic and Metallic Implants of Potential Use for Marking Cetaceans Final Report Part II 1985 February
Box 18, Folder 17
Ecologia Alimentar dos Golfinhos da Amazonia 1983
Box 29, Folder 1
Ecology and Biology of the Pacific Walrus 1982
Box 29, Folder 2
Expanded Studies of the Effects of Oil on Cetaceans Final Report Part I 1985 February
Box 19, Folder 1
Field Manual for Small Cetacean Dissection 1982
Box 19, Folder 2
Fishes of Western Arctic America and Eastern Arctic Siberia Taxonomy and Zoogeography 1955
Box 19, Folder 3
Guide to the Study of the Anatomy of the Shark, Necturus, and the Cat 1955 May
Box 29, Folder 3
Hvalradets Skrifter Scientific Results of Marine Biological Research 1940
Box 29, Folder 4
The International Zoo Yearbook Volume IV 1962
Box 19, Folder 4
Laboratory Manual for Veterinary Parasitology 1984
Box 29, Folder 5
Marine Maladies? Worms, Germs, and Other Symbionts from the Northern Gulf of Mexico 1978
Box 29, Folder 6
Marine Mammal Care 1977
Box 19, Folder 5
Marine Mammal Care (two-sided printing) 1977, 1981
Box 19, Folder 6
Marine Mammal Care 2nd Edition 1981
Box 19, Folder 7
Marine Mammal Care 2nd Edition working copy 1981
Box 19, Folder 8
Marine Mammal Commission Working Bibliography on Contaminants in the Marine Environments and Effects on Marine Mammals 1996 December
Box 20, Folder 1
Marine Mammals and Persistent Ocean Contaminants 1999
Box 29, Folder 7
Marine Toxins and Venomous and Poisonous Marine Animals 1965
Box 29, Folder 8
Mass Mortality of Bottlenose Dolphins in 1987-88 Hearings 1989
Box 29, Folder 9
A Mass Stranding of the Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus actus): A Study into Pathobiology and Life History 1976
Box 20, Folder 2
North Atlantic Studies Whaling Communities 1990
Box 30, Folder 1
Notes on New or Rare Fish from Hawaii 1927 November 14
Box 20, Folder 3
Organochlorines in Bottlenose Dolphins and Pygmy Sperm Whales from Southeastern Florida 1987 May
Box 30, Folder 2
The Pelecypoda or Bivalve Mollusks of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands 1951 April 11
Box 30, Folder 3
Photo book with Japanese text 1996
Box 20, Folder 4
Pictures of Ivory and Other Animal Teeth Bone and Antler 1984
Box 30, Folder 4
Preliminary Lists of Works and Papers Relating to the Mammalian Orders Cete & Sirenia (1495-1840) 1977
Box 30, Folder 5
Presentation Abstracts Marine Mammal Stranding Workshop 1977 August
Box 20, Folder 5
Principles of Marine Mammal Care: A Workshop Training Manual 2002 February
Box 20, Folder 6
Proceedings of Symposium on Marine Biotoxins 1991 January
Box 30, Folder 6
Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Diseases and Husbandry of Aquatic Mammals 1968 February
Box 30, Folder 7
Report of the Workshop on Scientific and Veterinary Activities at Cetacean Strandings 1996 May
Box 30, Folder 8
Report on Cetacea Stranded on the British Coasts During 1913 1914
Box 30, Folder 9
Report on Cetacea Stranded on the British Coasts During 1916 1917
Box 30, Folder 10
Report on Cetacea Stranded on the British Coasts from 1913 to 1926 1927 February
Legal box 33, Folder 1
Report on Cetacea Stranded on the British Coasts from 1927 to 1932 1934 August
Legal box 33, Folder 2
Report on Cetacea Stranded on the British Coasts from 1933 to 1937 1946 September
Legal box 33, Folder 3
Report on Cetacea Stranded on the British Coasts from 1938 to 1947 1953 September
Legal box 33, Folder 4
Report on Cetacea Stranded on the British Coasts from 1948 to 1966 1974
Legal box 33, Folder 5
Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release of Marine Mammals: An Analysis of Current Views and Practice 1996
Box 31, Folder 1
Southern Whaling Presidential Address of the Linnean Society 1931
Box 31, Folder 2
Studies on the Marine Resources of Southern New England and Parasites and Diseases of the Ocean Pout 1946 June
Box 31, Folder 3
Study of the Effects of Oil on Cetaceans Draft Final Report (1 of 2) 1982 March 15
Box 31, Folder 4
Study of the Effects of Oil on Cetaceans Draft Final Report (2 of 2) 1982 March 15
Box 31, Folder 5
Survey for Morbillivirus in Pinnipeds along the Northeastern Coast 1993 September
Box 20, Folder 7
Tasmanian Whale Rescue Plan 1997
Box 31, Folder 6
Tissue Levels of Essential and Non-essential Metals and their Associations with Pathological and Microbiological Findings in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins 1998 December
Box 32, Folder 1
Toxic Dinoflagellates and Marine Mammal Mortalities 1989 November
Box 31, Folder 7
Underwater Localization of Pulsed Pure Tones by the California Sea Lion 1975 September
Box 31, Folder 8
US Dolphin Die-Offs MMC Review 1987-1988, 1990
Box 20, Folder 8
The Whalebone Whales of New England 1916 September
Legal box 33, Folder 6
Whale Fishery of New England 1915
Box 31, Folder 9
Whale Primer 1962
Box 31, Folder 10
Whales Beneath the Ice: Final Report, Conclusions and Recommendations Regarding the Future of Canada's Arctic Whales 1986 December
Box 31, Folder 11
Wooden Hooks Used for Catching Sharks and Ruvettus in the South Seas; A Study of their Variation and Distribution approximately 1928
Box 31, Folder 12
Audiovisual Materials 1973-2010
Size: 2.5 linear feet (5 archival boxes); 3 gigabytes; 47 Files

The Audiovisual Materials series, 1973-2010, contains videotapes, film, CDs, and audiocassettes about marine wildlife and conservation topics. The majority of the series is VHS tapes produced in the 1990s. The series also includes a CD with an interview with Joseph R. Geraci from 2010 and a CD with a digital copy of a field guide for marine mammal strandings that Geraci co-wrote.

Materials in this series may be related to materials in other series in this collection.

This series is arranged alphabetically by title. Digital files are arranged as received.

This series contains digital media. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advance notice beyond the usual 48 hours. Pending staff review and approval, access will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access may be restricted.

File count of digital media may exclude system files; hidden, deleted, or excluded files; and duplicate files.

1996 SW Florida Manatee Die-Off 1996

VHS; 45 minutes

Box 21, Folder 1
Aquatic Mammals Journal: An Interview with Joseph Geraci 2010 (2019.0058)
Size: 1 DVD-R optical disc; 3 gigabytes; 47 Files

Included are 23 MPEG video files and 24 DVD backup files.

Access to digital copies will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Box 21, Folder 2
Basil Bay 73 1973?

Super 8mm film reel

Box 21, Folder 3
Gray Whale Rescue Rough Cut Demo Reel undated

VHS; 8.5 minutes

Box 21, Folder 4
Island Rescues Rough Cut Demo Video Story undated

VHS; 19 minutes

Box 21, Folder 5
Jewels of the Reef undated

8mm film reel; approximately 45-50 feet

Box 22, Folder 1
MAHRC 1993 May 6

Microcassette

Box 22, Folder 2
Marine Mammal Center Mexico 97, Sea Lion @ Sperm Whale Rescues undated

VHS

Box 22, Folder 3
Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings undated

CD-ROM

Box 22, Folder 4
NAIB Pygmy Sperm Whale National Geographic Explorer 1994 April 25

VHS

Box 22, Folder 5
National Aquarium of Baltimore "Project Reefaction" PSA 1995 September 14

VHS; runtime: 0:30:15

Box 22, Folder 6
National Aquarium in Baltimore "Saving Inky" TRT: 15:50 1994 December 16

VHS (2 copies); runtime: 0:15:50

Box 23, Folder 1
National Aquarium in Baltimore "Saving Inky" TRT: 16:49 probably 1994

VHS; runtime: 0:16:49

Box 23, Folder 2
Ocean 1997

VHS; approx. runtime: 35 minutes

Box 23, Folder 3
Orcas in Captivity Fifth Estate CBC 1998 April 6

VHS

Box 23, Folder 4
Oregon Whale Disposal undated

VHS (2 copies)

Box 24, Folder 1
Sperm Whale Stranded undated

VHS; 7 minutes

Box 24, Folder 2
untitled super 8mm film undated

Super 8mm film reel

Box 24, Folder 3
The Whale/Florence Oregon undated

VHS

Box 24, Folder 4
"The Whale" Florence Oregon Dub from bad tape undated

VHS

Box 24, Folder 5
A Whale for the Saving Rough Cut Demo Reel undated

VHS; 8.5 minutes

Box 25, Folder 1
Whale Rescue: Stranded Friends Approximately 1999

VHS; 60 minutes

Box 25, Folder 2
Whales & Fishermen: A Plan for Reducing Entanglements: undated

VHS; runtime: 0:11:16

Box 25, Folder 3
Whale Stranding Walter Cronkite Universe 1983

VHS

Box 25, Folder 4
Books 1944-2011
Size: 4.5 linear feet (3 cartons)

The Books series, 1944-2011, is comprised of published books about marine life and veterinary medicine. The series includes books from the United States, Ukraine, Japan, Israel, New Zealand, Great Britain, and Canada.

This series is arranged alphabetically by author.

Andriyashev, A.P. Fishes of the Northern Seas of the U.S.S.R. Washington D.C.: Israel Program for Scientific Translations. 1964
Carton 34
Агарков, Г. Б.; Хоменко, Б. Г.; Хаджинский, В. Г. MOPФOЛOГИЯ ДЕЛЬФИНОВ (Morphology of Dolphins). КИЕВ: Издательство Наукова думка. 1974
Language of materials
Materials in Russian (Cyrillic)
Carton 34
Birron, A.; Cole Z. S. The Sea Otter. Washington D. C: Israel Program for Scientific Translations. 1962
Carton 34
Cameron, W. M. Parasites and Parasitism. Great Britain: Jarrold and Sons Limited. 1956
Carton 34
Clarke, E. G. C.; Clarke, Myra L. Veterinary Toxicology. London: Bailliere Tindall. 1975
Carton 34
Coles, Embert H. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. United States of America: W. B. Saunders Company. 1986
Carton 34
Duncan, J.; Robert. Prasse; Keith W. Veterinary Laboratory Medicine Clinical Pathology. Ames Iowa: The Iowa State University Press. 1977
Carton 34
Davidson, Gigi; Plumb, Donald C. Veterinary Drug Handbook. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing Professional. 2003
Carton 34
Dawson, Stephen. The New Zealand Whale & Dolphin Digest. Auckland, New Zealand: Brick Row Publishing Co. 1985
Carton 34
Forbes, Allan. Whale Ships And Whaling Scenes. Boston, Massachusetts: Second Bank-State Street Trust Company. 1955
Carton 34
Dudok Van Heel, W. H. Sound and Cetacea. Netherlands: J.B. Wolters Groningen. 1962
Carton 34
Komatsu, Masayuki; Misaki, Shigeko. Whales and the Japanese. Tokyo, Japan: The Institute of Cetacean Research. 2003
Carton 34
Fowler, Murray E. Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine 3rd ed. Denver, Colorado: W. B. Saunders Company. 1993
Carton 34
Geraci, Joseph R. Lounsbury, Valerie J. Marine Mammals Ashore A Field Guide for Strandings. Japan: Kaiyusha Publishers Co. Ltd. 1993
Language of materials
Materials in Japanese
Carton 34
Geraci, J. R.; Smith, T. G.; St. Aubin D. J. Advances in Research on the Beluga Whale, Delphinapterus Leucas. Ottawa, Canada: Department of Fisheries and Oceans 1990
Carton 34
Harrison, R. J..; Hubbard, Richard C.; Peterson, Richard S.; Rice, Charles E.; Schusterman, Ronald J. The Behavior and Physiology of Pinnipeds . New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1968
Carton 35
Harrow, Benjamin; Mazur, Abraham. Biochemistry: a brief course. Philadelphia, U.S., London, Great Britain, Ottawa Canada: W. B Saunders Company. 1968
Carton 35
International Whaling Commission. Sperm Whales: Special Issue. Cambridge. 1980
Carton 35
Jacobs, M. S.; McFarland, W. L.; Morgane R. J. The Brain of the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) Fayetteville, New York: Ankho International Inc. 1979
Carton 35
Kemp, Russell L.; Sloss Margaret W. Veterinary Clinical Parasitology 5th ed. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press. 1978
Carton 35
Markevich, A. P. Parasitic Fauna of Freshwater Fish of the Ukrainian S.S.R. Washington D.C.: Israel Program for Scientific Translation. 1963
Carton 35
Medway, William; Prier James E.; Wilkinson, John S. Textbook of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Co. 1969
Carton 35
Migaki, George; Montali Richard J. The Comparative Pathology of Zoo Animals. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 1978
Carton 35
Petrushevskii, G. K. Parasites and Diseases of Fish. Washington D.C.: Israel Program for Scientific Translations. 1961
Carton 35
National Research Council of the National Academies. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 8th ed. Washington D.C.: The National Academies Press. 2011
Carton 35
Plumb, Donald C. Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook 5th ed. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing. 2005
Carton 36
Soulsby, E. J. L. Helminths, Arthropods & Protozoa 6th ed. London, Great Britain: Bailliere, Tindall and Cassell. 1971
Carton 36
Sokolov, V. E. Mammal Skin. Berkely California; Los Angeles, California; London, England: University of California Press. 1982
Carton 36
Tomlin, A. G. Mammals of the U.S.S.R. and Adjacent Countries Volume IX Cetacea. Jerusalem: Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd. 1967
Carton 36
True, Frederick W. The Whalebone Whales of the Western North Atlantic. Washington D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 1983
Carton 36
Vladykov, Vadim. D. Beluga Whale I Hunting Methods and Biology 1944 II Food and Feeding Habits 1946. Quebec Canada: Department des Pecheries. 1944
Language of materials
Materials in French
Carton 36
Whitaker, Brent R.; Wright, Kevin M. Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry. Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company. 2001
Carton 36
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