"Cobble Gobbler and Mobile fauna" 1980 (2)

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The folder documents the field work of William Osman relating benthic marine life in California during 1980. Includes sketches with notations, and data sheets. Data sheets list station ID (e.g. 25), plate no. (e.g. 1002131), date, station (e.g. BK4) size, number (R 31 Q1), IW (e.g. 00526), followed by species name, species number, and twelve dates and corresponding counts. These sheets are organized with labeled tabs. Tabs include: BK4 q1, BK4 q2, 800N q1, mobile fauna, mobile fauna data summary, mobile fauna data summary, mobile station and data by quadrant, mobile fauna blank data sheets, and mobile fauna lab data.

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Start Date


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Access Information

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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 13