Wake Island 1968 (no negatives)

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The envelope of black and white photographs documents field work on Wake Island for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, March 8, 1968. Photographs have captions on the reverse side and list description, date, and location. Descriptions list additional location information referencing island landmarks. Subject matter covers interior and coastline terrain, bird specimens (Sooty Tern), cannon left on island, Booby-Frigate roost area, various structures in vicinity, and numbered plots (non sequential). Includes 4 color photographs of Brown Boobies and Sooty Terns taken by Earl Tempe, USAF on January 1968. Locations include Toki Point, Wilkes Island, and Kuku Point.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 31, 1967

End Date

Mar 08, 1968

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • United States
  • Kuku Point
  • Wilkes Island
  • Toki Point
  • Wake Island


  • 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 envelope

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 227 Folder 20