Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey, 1962-1963 : "Biological Investigations: Palmer Peninsula and South Shetland Islands," by Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, a report submitted to U. S. Antarctic Research Program

ID: SIA RU007231

Creator: Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1963

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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The report, "Biological Investigations: Palmer Peninsula and South Shetland Islands," documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey, 1962-1963. The report covers visited locations in the vicinity of Marguerite Bay, Arthur Harbor, Dorian Bay, Argentine Islands, Paradise Harbor, Danco-Couverville Island, Melchior Islands, Wilhelmina Bay, Alcock Island, Deception Island, Weddell Sea, Discovery Bay, and Admiralty Bay. Collected specimens and observations cover plants, insects, birds, seals, and crustaceans. Report includes individual site investigations, that are organized by location and give detailed descriptions of the environment, work completed, and flora and fauna observed and collected. Includes handwritten and typed drafts of the report submitted to the United States Antarctic Program.

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  • Entomology
  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Palmer Land
  • Deception Island
  • Antarctica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Reports

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SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 114