Leewards, Shearwater, March 1965

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This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, 1964, on the Leeward Survey (Leewards Islands, Hawaii). Materials include at sea daily observations summary, fix data sheets, bird observation data, and climatological data. Bird observations data sheets include entries for time, species, #, dir., hgt., and remarks. Remarks include phase (light or dark), physical observations (color, size, some sketches of bird wing markings), and behavior (feeding, flock, etc.). Fix data sheets include entries for date, time, sunset time, position sunset, time of fix, type of fix, longitude, and latitude. Additional data sheets 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.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 03, 1965

End Date

Mar 24, 1965

Access Information

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


  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Leeward Islands
  • North Pacific Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

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 121 Folder 5