Amphibian and reptile photographs, 1965-1966 and undated

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The black-and-white photographs were taken as part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program in 1965 and 1966. The photographs depict sea turtles on the beach, turtle diggings, and a dead green sea turtle. One photograph depicts a diseased portion of a turtle flipper. The photographs were taken on Birnie Island, French Frigate Shoals, Phoenix Island, and Trig Island. Labels with brief captions are included on the reverse of the photographs.

Date Range


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End Date

Jun 24, 1966

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  • Herpetology
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program


  • French Frigate Shoals
  • Birnie Atoll
  • Rawaki
  • 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

4 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 231 Folder 1