BCF, Cromwell, May 1965

ID: SIA RU000245

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 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 item consists of a folder of data collected at sea in 1965 by the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (BCF) aboard the Townsend Cromwell, as part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. The cruise covered a fixed grid to the east of the main Hawaiian Islands. Materials include: bird observation sheets, position and distance data, at sea daily observations summary sheets, and At Sea Survey Chart C. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., hgt., remarks, and loc. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, feeding, etc.). Abundance summary data for birds includes total abundance of birds, and abundance of bird groups (Shearwater-Petrel-Albatross group, Tropicbirds, etc.). At Sea Survey Chart C includes 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 photocopy of a typed report.

Date Range

1965

Start Date

May 12, 1965

End Date

May 31, 1965

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Topic

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

Place

North Pacific Ocean

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 123 Folder 3