Arctic Research Laboratory, Alaska, 1952

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The data and 4 photographs document porpoise specimens collected in Elson Lagoon, Alaska, August 6, 1952. The first sheet documents accession number 196037, specimen (USNM catalog) numbers 294800 and 294801. Data includes type, sex, age, collector, method collected, locality (latitude and longitude), date collected, weight, and length. The other page describes porpoise caught during a period of approximately 12 hours in Elson Lagoon by an "Eskimo fisherman David Otana". Work acquiring and processing specimens refers to Norman J. Wilimovsky and Ira L. Wiggins.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 31, 1952

End Date

Aug 06, 1952

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.




  • United States
  • Elson Lagoon
  • Alaska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-215

Collection name

Division of Mammals Collection, Arctic Research Laboratory, Alaska, 1952

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals