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Abstract

The 23 black-and-white photographs document field work completed on McKean Island, on April 17 and 18, 1966. The photographs include images of camp at coastline, coastal flats, shoreline of a lagoon, ruins of guano huts, vegetation (Tribulus in bloom, Sida fallax, Sesuvium portulacastrum in bloom, Digitaria pacifica), a clam, a Fairy Tern egg, birds (Sooty Terns, Gray-backed Terns, Blue-faced Boobies, Brown Bobby chick, Red-tailed Tropicbird, unidentified shorebirds, Lesser Frigatebirds, Immature Great Frigatebird, Great Frigatebirds), and a rock nest. The images have captions on reverse side that list location, description, date, photographer (P. C. Shelton), and negative numbers (492, 493, 494, 496, 498, 499, 500, 506, 507, 508, 512, 513, 522, 524, 525, 526, 529, 532, 536, 660, 661, 662, 663). Some descriptions include details on condition of birds and nests, and sex of birds.

Date Range

1966

Start Date

Apr 17, 1966

End Date

Apr 18, 1966

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany

Place

  • United States
  • McKean Atoll; McKean Island

Form/Genre

  • 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

23 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 228 Folder 61