Allan Bé spent much of his career at the Lamont-Dougherty Earth Observatory and was a pioneer in the study of environmental factors affecting foraminifera plankton. Bé’s collection (Smithsonian Institution Archives Acc. 09-008) contains mostly data sheets created by Bé or his colleagues and completed for each haul of plankton samples during their cruises.
Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Allan Bé has published the following:
Bé, A. W. H., and R. W. Gilmer. 1977. A zoogeographic and taxonomic review of euthecosomatous Pteropoda. Pp. 733–808 in A. T. S. Ramsay, ed. Oceanic Micropaleontology 1. Academic Press, London.
Bé, A. W. H. 1977. An ecological, zoogeographic and taxonomic review of Recent planktonic foraminifera. Pp. 1–100 in A. T. S. Ramsay, ed. Oceanic Micropaleontology. Academic Press, London.