Trip Report, Seattle and Alaska, 1961

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Materials document an aerial survey of walruses conducted over portions of the Bering Sea, March - April 1961, for the US Atomic Energy Commission; and Pacific Walrus Studies for the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. Materials include a trip report delineating purpose, itinerary, results, project chariot participation, consultation; copy of marine mammals bill H.R. 777; telegrams discussing progress; memorandum about sea otters and a tagging program; and travel authorization. Materials on Pacific Walrus Studies for the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife relate trip specifics (staffing, procedures, location, work schedule). There are also news bulletins from the Alaska Conservation Society, 1961. Indicates the participation of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Correspondents include Karl W. Kenyon, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife; John N. Wolfe, US Atomic Energy Commission.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 28, 1961

End Date

Mar 31, 1961

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  • Bering Sea
  • United States
  • Chukchi Sea
  • Alaska
  • Washington


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU 007407

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 2