Research Records, 1999-2010

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This accession consists of the "Naturalist's Log" created and maintained at the Carrie Bow Cay Field Station in Belize. The station is part of the Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program and is administered by the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. The logbook is a communal record of all aspects of life on and around the island and includes summaries of research projects, weather observations, wildlife sightings, turtle nesting information, and chronicles of daily activities. Entries are handwritten by scientists as well as the station's caretaker and are often accompanied by maps, sketches, and watercolor paintings. The previous log was destroyed in a fire.


National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program


For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1999
  • 1999-2010


  • Natural history museums
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Biological stations
  • Research


Carrie Bow Cay (Belize)


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 16-231

Physical description

0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)

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