Diomedia nigripes (black-footed albatross) and Diomedia immutabilis (Laysan albatross)

ID: SIA RU000245

Creator: National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1963-1965

Citation: National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

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Abstract

This folder contains maps showing distribution and abundance of Diomedia nigripes (Black-footed Albatross) and Diomedia immutabilis (Laysan Albatross) based on at-sea observations from February 1963 through August 1965 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Distribution and abundance data are represented by symbols, numbers, and colors added to printed maps of the central Pacific Ocean. Each map records data from one calendar month, with one map for each month of the year. No year information is shown on the maps, although an explanatory page in the folder says that the maps represent observational data from February 1963 through August 1965. Each map may therefore represent data collected during that month in one year or more than one year. Each symbol (square or circle) on the map represents one day's observations; letters, numbers, and colors added to the symbols represent species and number of birds of each species. The map legends and explanatory sheet in the folder provide additional information on interpretation of the maps.

Date Range

1963-1965

Start Date

Jan 31, 1963

End Date

Jul 31, 1965

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Topic

  • Zoological surveys
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Albatrosses
  • Ornithology

Place

Pacific Ocean

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

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

Sublocation

Box 152 Folder 24