Marshall-Gilberts, Shearwater, October-November 1964

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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, 1964, in the area of Marshall Islands and Gilbert Islands (Kiribati). Materials include: bird observation data, fix data, at sea daily observations summary sheets, and climatological data sheets. Bird observation sheets list time, species, #, dir., hgt., and remarks. Observation summary sheets include abundance data for birds including total abundance and abundance of bird groups (Shearwater-Petrel-Albatross Group, Tropicbirds, etc.). Climatological data sheets include: recorded time, lat., long., pres wea, vis, slp, dry b, wet b, dew pt, hum%, tl sky, opa sky, waves, sea temp, wind s, wind d, course, speed. Also included is a photocopied progress report. Localities include: Taongi Atoll, Bikar Atoll, Taka Atoll, Jemo Atoll, Erikub Atoll, and Kwajalein Atoll.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 01, 1964

End Date

Nov 27, 1964

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Marshall Islands
  • Bikar
  • Kwajalein
  • Taongi
  • Kiribati
  • North 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 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 118 Folder 6