Southern island cruise 15, 1966 : SIC 15 (at-sea)

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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected at sea on Southern Island Cruise (SIC) 15 on the Pacific Ocean from 11 September to 20 October 1966 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Field numbers span from 2418 to 2509. Locations are in an area of the Pacific Ocean approximately bounded by 1° S to 16° N and 172° to 179° W, with a concentration of localities in an area approximately bounded by 1° S to 1° N and 175° to 179° W. A few records have the localities "30 mi SE Baker I" or "4 mi W Baker I." instead of coordinates. Fields have no headings but appear to include field number, species, sex, location, date, weight, fat condition, gonads, remarks, type of preparation, and recorder name and number. Species include Sterna fuscata [Onychoprion fuscatus], Puffinus tenuirostris, and others. Remarks include letter codes which may be indications of molt, color notes, etc. Recorders include L. N. Huber, F. Smith, and others.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 11, 1966

End Date

Oct 20, 1966

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


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 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 201 Folder 1