Palau Islands Expedition Begins

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June 21 to November 24. A biological survey of the coral reef and other marine habitats of the Palau Islands Archipelago is sponsored jointly by the Office of Naval Research, the Pacific Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences, the George Vanderbilt Foundation, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The survey was directed by R.R. Harry of Stanford University, and included Frederick M. Bayer, Smithsonian associate curator of marine invertebrates.


  • Bayer, Frederick M
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1956, p. 33

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June 21, 1955


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