Map of Shark Attacks in the Americas

ID: SIA2013-08830

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 21, Folder: 14

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Map of Shark Attack Cases in North and Central America and the West Indies, prepared by Leonard P. Schultz, National Museum of Natural History, for a report on shark attacks. Report was for the Shark Research Panel of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, supported by the Office of Naval Research and coordinated by Schultz, a curator at the National Museum of Natural History.


  • Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences Shark Research Panel
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes
  • Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology
  • United States National Museum Division of Fishes


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  • Leonard P. Schultz was an Ichthyologist, field naturalist, curator and senior zoologist at the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).
  • For additional information relating to shark attacks, see Negative Numbers SIA2013-08825, SIA2013-08826, SIA2013-08827, SIA2013-08828.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 21, Folder: 14

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Fishes
  • Sharks
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Ichthyology
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Chondrichthyes
  • Maps
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Drawing

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 6w x 9.25h; Type of Image: Drawing; Medium: Photographic print

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