Leewards 13, Shearwater, June 1966

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Abstract

This item consists of a folder of data collected at sea by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program staff, 1966 on the Leeward Islands survey no 13, aboard the U.S.N.S. Shearwater T-AG 177. The cruise left from Oahu (Hawaii) and continued to Laysan Island, French Frigate Shoals before ending in Kauai. Materials include: bird observation sheets, fix data sheets, and climatological data sheets. Bird observation sheets include time, species, #, dir., hgt., remarks, and noon position. Remarks include physical descriptions of birds (colors, size, maturity), flock size, and behavior (sitting on water, feeding, etc.). Additional bird observation data include counts for: total flocks, feeding flocks, traveling flocks, total birds, and bird counts by species. Fix data sheets include date, time and position data, distance data, time of fix, type of fix, longitude, and latitude. Climatological data includes 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 typed report.

Date Range

1966

Start Date

Jun 02, 1966

End Date

Jun 30, 1966

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

  • Laysan Island
  • French Frigate Shoals
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Kauai
  • Oahu
  • 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 130 Folder 7