"Cobble Gobbler and Mobile fauna" 1980 (1)

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The folder documents the field work of William Osman relating marine life in California during 1980. A small sheet of paper at the beginning of the folder lists "new rules 2-11-1980" for recording data. Sheets are divided by labeled tabs and contain notes, drawings with notations, and data sheets. Data sheets are headed with station ID (e.g. 08), plate no. (e.g. 1001113), date sampled, station (e.g. SMK1), size, number (e.g. ROCK 13 quad 1), followed with a table containing species name, species number and twelve columns for counts and corresponding dates. Tabs are labeled with %Cobble/sta, dates and intro, SMK1 quad 1, SOK1 quad 1, SOK1 quad 2, SOK4 quad 1, SOK 1 q3, and SOK5 q1.

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  • Marine Biology
  • Benthic animals
  • Marine biology


  • United States
  • California


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-326

Collection name

Richard William Osman Papers, 1977-1981

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 12