Kelp Slides, 1980-1981

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The box of slides documents the field work of William Osman relating kelp and other benthic marine life during 1980-1981. Slides show images of plates that have been submerged in order to document species growing in the respective area. They contain labels for what appears to be panel identifier (e.g. L E3 16S), month and year (e.g. 12-80), possibly station identifier (e.g. 16N), and unidentified information (167-24). Slides are organized into four columns and are labeled with a sheet of paper in the top of the box. These list: kel etc.p exp. 4SK, kelp exp. 2MK, kelp exp. 16S, 4 BK, and 4BK crete.

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  • Marine Biology
  • Kelp bed ecology
  • Benthic animals
  • Marine biology


  • United States
  • California


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Slides (photographs)

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-326

Collection name

Richard William Osman Papers, 1977-1981

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 4 folder 2