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General log and notes on Persian Gulf and Jeddah (Jidda) on the Red Sea  Search this
Collection name:
Donald S. Erdman Papers, 1948
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Persian Gulf
Saudi Arabia
Red Sea
Date Range:
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Erdman's incredibly rich, daily, narrative log of collecting events and observations he and his assistant Hussein made in the Persian Gulf and Jeddah regions from 3 March to 16 August 1948. Erdman's collecting notes focus mostly on fish (approximately numbers U-48-1 to U-48-137 included). Erdman occasionally notes weather conditions, coordinates, and details about specimens. Erdman's notes also document collecting or observations of other specimens such as coral, shrimp, crab, mollusks, sea mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Sketches of a variety of sea life and birds are included throughout the journal. Some specific localities include Al Khobar, Tarut Bay, Zaal, and El Azzizia. Erdman also includes observations and sketches of activities of local inhabitants and reference notes on fish.
Ichthyology  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007428
Access Information:
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Donald S. Erdman Papers, 1948
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Erdman, Donald S.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project