National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Pearl and Hermes Reef
French Frigate Shoals
McKean Atoll; McKean Island
Volume 69 are the journals Fred C. Sibley completed for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1963-1964. 1) is his journal from Southern Island Cruise [SIC] #1 & 2, January 27 - July 22, 1963. These are typed copies of the original journals. Begins with an itinerary. Entries are dated and are headed with island. Entries describe observed birds in Hawaii; time aboard ship; daily activities with times of day; observations of types of birds with descriptions and quantities; other wildlife and vegetation; bird banding; specimen collecting; data on counts of birds, chicks, nests, and eggs; travel arrangements; and summaries of flora and fauna of each island. Includes maps. Locations include Oahu (Hawaii), Laysan, Midway, Eastern, Pearl and Hermes, Kure, French Frigate Shoals, Howland, and Enderbury. 2) is the journal from SIC #3, September 30 - November 28, 1963. Includes much the same content, organization, and locations of the previous journal. Was aboard the USS Tawakoni. Includes locations Canton, McKean, Hull, Sydney, Tutuila (American Samoa), and Phoenix [Rawaki]. 3) is the journal for SIC #4, February 27 - April 9, 1964. Entries contain much the same content and structure as above journals. Additionally detail collecting fish, skinks, crabs, birds, Berlizi samples (?), and time aboard USS Lipan. Locations include Enderbury, Canton, Jarvis, Christmas [Kiritimati]. Fanning [Tabuaeran], Washington, and Palmyra.
Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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