Eklund, Carl, R., U.S. Antarctic Expedition, East Base, SealSkulls and observations (2 vol), 1940

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The two field books document Carl R. Eklund's work with the U.S. Antarctic Expedition at the East Base, 1940. The field catalog documents seal skulls collected and includes specimen number, type, sex, age, date collected (January 21 - 30, 1940), and additional unidentified information. Most of the note book is blank. The second notebook details observations of seals and specimen collecting at East Base, March 29 - November 2, 1940. First entries are headed with date and describe specimens caught, short descriptions of weather, temperature, collecting activities. The last page includes more a detailed description of crab eater seals.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 21, 1940

End Date

Nov 02, 1940

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.




  • Palmer Land
  • Antarctica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-237

Collection name

Division of Mammals Collection, Carl R. Eklund Field Notes, 1940, 1949

Physical Description

2 field books

Physical Location

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