SIC 18 - Palmyra 3-67

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The 13 black-and-white photographs document field work completed on Palmyra Island, March 1967. Eleven photographs taken by R. Chandler show a coconut crab, a view of the airstrip, a building described as "quarters", and several coastline views of the island. Two photographs taken by Frank Smith show a Hawaiian Noddy Tern nesting in Pisonia trees and a view of a lagoon. The images have captions on the reverse side that list location, description, photographer, and negative numbers (338, 344, 348, 354-361, 959, 968). Some, but not all, images list a date in the caption.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 28, 1967

End Date

Feb 28, 1967

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Carcinology
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Palmyra Atoll
  • United States


  • 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

13 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 229 Folder 15