Unidentified southern island cruise scale catalog : scales

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This volume is a catalog of bird scale specimens collected for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. The volume does not identify the cruise during which these scales were collected. Fields include [field] number, species, and destination [= type of preparation]. The field numbers, which span from 5401 to 5755, correspond to the field numbers from Southern Island Cruise (SIC) 8, which is recorded in the field book Southern island cruises 1-8, 1963-1965, part 2 : SIC 1-8, in Box 200 Folder 2 of this same collection (SIA RU000245). Species listed for each field number also appear to be the same in both volumes. Dates (11 May to 5 July 1965) and geographic locations in this record are taken from that related item, Southern island cruises 1-8, 1963-1965, part 2 : SIC 1-8. Locations include Howland Island, Tutuila, Tongareva Island [Penrhyn Atoll], and the islands and atolls Hull, Phoenix, Enderbury, Canton, Vostok, Caroline, Starbuck , Malden, Christmas, and Fanning [of the Line Islands], as well as a transect on the Pacific Ocean from 19°40' N, 159°23' W to 2°20' N, 174°53' W. Additional locations include other at-sea positions.

Date Range


Start Date

May 11, 1965

End Date

Jul 05, 1965

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Line Islands
  • United States
  • Cook Islands
  • Tutuila
  • American Samoa
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Howland Island
  • Penrhyn Atoll


  • 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 6