Washington skin catalogue: school collection, 1964-1968

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Abstract

The catalog documents collecting completed for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Project, 1964-1968. There are tabs dividing the notebook into sections, arranged by name of preparator (Pete Maslowski, J. Reese, and J. E. Gordon). Entries are numbered and vary in content. Most include a combination of field number, type (common or scientific name), sex, possibly date prepared, measurements, possibly date collected, and location information (island name, sometimes vicinity to landmark). Some entries describe specimen preparation, weight and size of organs, stomach contents, anatomy, and collector. There are loose inserts that include notes with bird band numbers and correspondence. Locations include the islands of Makin Atoll [Butaritari Atoll], Johnston, Sand, and some not identified.

Date Range

1964-1968

Start Date

1964

End Date

1968

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Johnston Island
  • United States
  • Sand Island
  • Butaritari Atoll
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Kiribati

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 13-027

Collection name

National Ecology Research Center (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Field Research Records, 1963-1975, 1988-1989

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 1