Southern island cruise 17, 1967

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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected on Southern Island Cruise (SIC) 17 on the Pacific Ocean from 13 January to 19 February 1967 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. The volume contains two sections: records of collections made at sea are at the front of the volume, and records of collections made on islands are at the back of the volume. Records in the at-sea section date from 13 January to 8 February 1967; field numbers span from 2656 to 2717. Fields include field number, species, date, position, sex data, weight & fat condition, misc. data, and prep. Positions are on the Pacific Ocean within the area approximately bounded by 17° S to 11° N and 168° to 180° W. Some records have the location "1 mile West of Howland Island Pacific Ocean" or "8 miles Southwest of Suva, Fiji" instead of coordinates. Species include Sterna fuscata [Onychoprion fuscatus] and others. Records in the island section date from 28 January to 19 February 1967. Field numbers span from 6858 to 6898. Locations include Phoenix Island (Rawaki), Hull Island (Orona), Baker Island, and Howland Island. Fields include field number, species, date, location, sex data, weight & fat condition, misc. data, and prep. Species include Procelsterna cerulea, Arenaria interpres, and others. Recorders for at-sea and island records include Tuxson, Thompson, F. Smith, and others.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 13, 1967

End Date

Feb 19, 1967

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Baker Island
  • Orona
  • United States
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Howland Island
  • Rawaki
  • 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 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 201 Folder 3