Hard benthos data, book 2, 1980

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The folder documents the field work of William Osman relating benthic marine life along the coast of California during 1980. The study involved submerging plates and retrieving them to determine type and abundance of benthic marine life present. Entries are dated, headed with names or initials of colleagues working, followed with information about weather, work completed relating to placement of plates, sometimes time of day, conditions on and in the water, work related challenges. Some entries are narrative in structure and provide additional description of work completed.

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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

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 3 folder 10