Marshall and Gilbert Islands, 1964, part 3 : blood

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This volume is a catalog of blood samples collected from birds on the Marshall and Gilbert Islands trip in October and November 1964 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Fields include sample number, species, location, and date. Sample numbers span from M1 to M2 and 3 to 120. Most samples were taken on islands of the Marshall Islands; three samples were taken on islands of the Gilbert Islands [Gilbert Group] and six samples were taken along a transect on the Pacific Ocean from 3° 50' N, 178° 09' W to 14° 04' N, 168° 08' W. Species include Sooty Tern and other tern species, Red-footed Booby and other booby species, and others. Samples were also taken from six Polynesian rats.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 12, 1964

End Date

Nov 24, 1964

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Gilbert Group
  • Marshall Islands
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Kiribati


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

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 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 198 Folder 7