National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program Field Research Records, 1963-1967

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Description

The Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP) consisted of biological surveys of an area of the Pacific Ocean that was dotted with clusters of islands and atolls. The major goals of the program were to learn what plants and animals occurred on the islands, the seasonal variations in their numbers and reproductive activities, and the distribution and population of the pelagic birds in that area. These field notes consist primarily of ectoparasite information collected on this survey. Materials include catalogues and data sheets.

Date Range

1963-1967

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Topic

  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Ectoparasites
  • Birds

Place

Pacific Ocean

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-362

Extent

18 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives