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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) 12, SOSC ref. no. 294. A handwritten table and typewritten transcription list field number, species, date, and location of specimens sent to SOSC. The tables list individuals collected from the Pacific Ocean, McKean Island, Palmyra Atoll, and other Pacific Ocean islands and atolls. Specimens were collected from March 18, 1965 through May 30, 1966. A table with heading "SOSC ref. no. 294 POBSP no. 12" is a compilation of stomach content data from the data sheets. Each data sheet records the stomach contents of an individual bird. Data sheets were completed from October 24 through December 20, 1966 by P. Grisham and J. Samuel. 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, [notes on] parasitic animals, notes on squid, notes on fish, and general notes.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 24, 1966

End Date

Dec 20, 1966

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Palmyra Atoll
  • United States
  • Pacific Ocean
  • McKean Atoll; McKean Island
  • Kiribati


  • 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 207 Folder 3