Maze, Richard L., 1965-1966

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This item consists of the photocopied field notes of Richard L. Maze from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey in 1965 and 1966. The notes reflect on Maze's experiences observing, banding, skinning, collecting, and taking blood samples from sea birds in American Samoa, Hawaii, and Christmas Island. It also mentions observing and marking hermit crabs. Maze describes a beached porpoise and includes a drawing of it. A hand drawn map of one of the islands can be found among the notes.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 11, 1965

End Date

Jul 25, 1966

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  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Hermit crabs
  • Sea birds
  • Porpoises
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists


  • Manana Island
  • Kiritimati
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Pago Pago
  • American Samoa
  • Kiribati


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations
  • Maps

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 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 27 Folder 9