Field notes, marine mammal survey, 1961

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Materials include field notes, report, correspondence, maps, documenting field work across the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea completed for the US Atomic Energy Commission. The survey included staff participation of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The correspondence discusses specifics of the field work, findings, and staffing. Correspondents include John N. Wolfe (Division of Biology and Medicine, Atomic Energy Commission). The hand drawn and printed map includes notes and routes (with dates) relating to survey locations. Field notes contain information in a variety of formats and contents including a table, sampling, and entries. The table is organized by date, time, listing sightings of walrus, bearded seal, ringed seal, and remarks relating to weather, temperature, and habitat. Sightings are totaled. The aerial sampling lists estimates of visible animal numbers and activities with miles from Cape Thompson, area in square miles, ringed seal total number, polar bear tracks per 10 miles, arctic fox tracks per 10 miles. Additionally there is field notes and correspondence for the St. Matthew Island reindeer survey, 1961 in Bull Seal Point. there are multiple copies of sections of the field notes. Locations include Gulf of Anadyr [Anadyrskiy Zaliv] and Bristol Bay.

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  • Bristol Bay
  • Bering Sea
  • Chukchi Sea
  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Anadyrskiy Zaliv
  • Bull Seal Point
  • Russia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU 007407

Collection name

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories, Records, 1945-1970

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 1