Sweeney, field notes, Aldabra, 1983

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


The volume documents the field work of Michael J. Sweeney with Brian Kensley and Kristian Fauchald to study marine invertebrates while at Aldabra [Seychelles], during March 21 - April 29, 1983. Includes a variety of entries. The first are dated and describe travel details, weather, logistics, route at sea, types of marine life observed (including fish and sharks), campsites, and time snorkling. Other entries are recorded with data sheets that are pasted into the volume. These list location, date, field no. (AA001 - AA030), time, sta. no. (e.g. MJS-AA-028), latitude and longitude, chart, locality, ecol. habitat, dist. shore, area sampled, tide, depth water, method capture, preservative, photographs, and general notes. Notes include details about type of specimens and characteristics, photographs taken, drawings with notations. At the end of the volume is a pasted insert of a map with notations indicating locations on the south island.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 21, 1983

End Date

Apr 29, 1983

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.


Marine invertebrates


  • Aldabra
  • Seychelles


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-001

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Curatorial Records, 1983

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives