Gygis alba (Fairy tern), 1963-1968 and undated

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The black-and-white photographs were taken as part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Project, 1963-1968. The photographs depict Fairy terns roosting, in flight, and with young. They also depict Fairy tern eggs. The photographs were taken on Birnie Island, Christmas Island, French Frigate Shoals, Laysan Island, and Tern Island.

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  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Laysan Island
  • French Frigate Shoals
  • Kiritimati
  • United States
  • Marshall Islands
  • Hawaii
  • Taongi
  • Kiribati


  • 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

17 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 230 Folders 19-20