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This folder contains tables and photocopies of data sheets reporting results from the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center (SOSC) of stomach content analysis for Pacific Oceanographic Biological Survey Program (POBSP) 6, SOSC ref. no. 149. A handwritten table and typewritten transcription record field number, species, date, locality, and remarks for bird stomachs sent to SOSC. The tables list individuals collected from the Pacific Ocean and islands in Alaska, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, the Line Islands, and other Pacific Ocean islands and atolls. Birds were collected May 8 through November 17, 1964. Another table, "SOSC ref. no. 149 POBSP no. 6," summarizes data from the data sheets. The tables list more field numbers/station numbers than are represented by the data sheets in the folder. The data sheets record data for birds collected May 8 through August 4, 1964, from Sand Island, St. George Island, and the Pacific Ocean. Each data sheet records the stomach contents of an individual bird. Stomach contents were recorded June through August 5, 1965. Fields include sta. no., species, SOSC ref. no., POBSP. no., lat. & long., date, time caught, squid, squid beaks, fish, fish remains, parasitic animals, Crustacea, other animals, parasitic animals, notes on squid, notes on fish, and general notes. Station number, locality, and/or date are missing from several data sheets.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 25, 1965

End Date

Aug 05, 1965

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Line Islands
  • United States
  • Marshall Islands
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Pacific Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 206 Folder 10