Cocos Islands, travel log, voyage to Cocos Island, April 4-17, 1979

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This diary was kept by R. Silberglied on a voyage to Cocos Island (Costa Rica) aboard the R.V. Benjamin in 1979. Entries are narrative and describe travel, daily activities, reflections, itinerary information, weather, observations of landscape and animals, and collecting of fish, shrimp, cuttlefish, and insects. A hand-drawn map shows a rough depiction of campsite at Cocos Island (Isla de Coco). The folder also includes photocopied notes of this field book.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 04, 1979

End Date

Apr 16, 1979

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  • Coco, Isla del
  • Costa Rica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007316

Collection name

Robert E. Silberglied Papers, 1960-1982, with related materials to 1984

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 14 Folder 10