SIC 17 - Howland 2-67

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The 7 black-and-white photographs document field work completed on Howland Island between January and February 1967. Six photographs taken by R. Chandler in February show a double clutch of Sooty Tern eggs, Sooty Tern colonies with birds in flight, and an up close view of vegetation (Tribulus). One photograph taken by Frank Smith in January shows R. Fleet at campsite with supplies. The images have captions on the reverse side that list location, date, description, photographer, and negative numbers (337, 341, 345, 347, 349, 351, 990).

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 31, 1966

End Date

Jan 31, 1967

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • United States
  • Howland 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

7 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 229 Folder 9