Photographs : Sand Island (pole & plot photos) 31 May 1967, by B. A. Harrington (roll AZ)

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The black and white photographs document field work on Sand Island for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, May 31, 1967, taken by B. A. Harrington. The captions vary in content. They include a combination of date, description (e.g. photo show earliest nesters (on vegetation) and late nesters (sand)), counts of bird populations (total adults, locals, nesting, eggs, dead chicks), plot number, time of day. Images document Sooty Terns at locations across the island and some photographs are numbered.

Date Range


Start Date

May 31, 1967

End Date

May 31, 1967

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Sand Island
  • Johnston Atoll


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

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 226 Folder 13