Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
Field Research Records, 1965-1966
The Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP) consisted of biological surveys of an area of the Pacific Ocean that was dotted with clusters of islands and atolls. The major goals of the program were to learn what plants and animals occurred on the islands, the seasonal variations in their numbers and reproductive activities, and the distribution and population of the pelagic birds in that area. These records consist of several hundred color slides taken mostly by Jeffrey P. Tordoff, who worked on the project June 1965-July 1966 and December 1967-February 1968. Image subjects include animals (particularly birds), plants, landscapes, and survey staff members. Most images are identified.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Scientific surveys
- Biology -- Fieldwork
- Pacific Ocean
- Islands of the Pacific
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-011, National Museum of Natural History. Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records