Sea Otters, 1955-1961 (2 of 3)

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Abstract

The materials include correspondence, memoranda, maps, reports (including preliminary), documenting research and field work on sea otters, 1957-1961. They discuss publications and aims for population management. Official permits for permissions for collecting live otters and specimens. Reports (some by Ford Wilke) discuss most aspects of sea otter populations and their behaviors (breeding, eating,sex-ratios, etc). Some correspondence discusses the commercial fur industry. Primary focus of research is stated as reproduction, mortality, and population density. The final report is by Donald E. Stullken, Wildlife Management; Charles M. Kirkpatrick, Wildlife Management; and Department of Forestry and Conservation, Purdue University.

Date Range

1955-1961

Start Date

1955

End Date

1961

Access Information

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Topic

Mammalogy

Place

  • United States
  • Aleutian Islands
  • Alaska

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Reports

Accession #

SIA RU007407

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2