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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 14-011

National Museum of Natural History. Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program

Field Research Records, 1965-1966

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
Title: Field Research Records
Dates: 1965-1966
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 14-011
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

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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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-011, National Museum of Natural History. Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records

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Container List

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Color Slides, 1965-1966 (6 folders)

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