Rocky Island, Panama Bay, with Frigate Birds

ID: SIA2010-0028 and 96-4627

Creator: Marsh, C. Dwight (Charles Dwight)

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1912

Citation: "Completion of the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone," Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 60, No. 30, p. 73, figure 80

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Summary

Frigate birds flying around Rocky Island in Panama Bay. Plankton collections were made near this spot attracted the birds. From 1910 to 1912, the Smithsonian participated in the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone to document the natural history of the Canal Zone prior to construction of the Panama Canal. Dr. Charles D. Marsh, from the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), was a member of the field party and took this picture.

Subject

  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry
  • Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
  • Panama Canal Zone

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

"Completion of the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone," Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 60, No. 30, p. 73, figure 80

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1912

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Rocky Island, Panama Bay
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Frigate birds
  • Bays
  • Natural History
  • Invertebrate biology
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
  • Birds
  • Tropical Biology
  • Natural areas
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Plankton
  • Field Work
  • Islands
  • Natural history

Place

Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0028 and 96-4627

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3.75w x 2.63h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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