Hard benthos data, 1980

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The folder documents the field work of William Osman relating benthic marine life along the coast of California during March 28 - July 2, 1980. The study involved submerging plates and retrieving them to determine type and abundance of benthic marine life present. Entries are dated and sometimes narrative in structure. They headed with the names or initials of colleagues working, followed with descriptions of weather, work completed relating to placement and study of plates, work related challenges, conditions in and on the water. Often information is listed by location identifier (e.g. 4SK).

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 28, 1980

End Date

Jul 02, 1980

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  • Marine Biology
  • Benthic animals
  • Marine biology


  • United States
  • California


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-358

Collection name

Richard William Osman Papers, 1979-1980

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 folder 9