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Fossil whale excavation site MPC 677

Collector:
Museo Paleontologico de Caldera, Chile  Search this
Site Name:
Cerro Ballena
Taxonony:
Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti
Field Identifier:
MPC 677
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:dpo_3d_200015

Fossil whale excavation site MPC 684

Collector:
Museo Paleontologico de Caldera, Chile  Search this
Site Name:
Cerro Ballena
Taxonony:
Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti
Field Identifier:
MPC 684
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:dpo_3d_200016

Fossil whale excavation site MPC 685

Collector:
Museo Paleontologico de Caldera, Chile  Search this
Site Name:
Cerro Ballena
Taxonony:
Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti
Field Identifier:
MPC 685
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:dpo_3d_200017

Fossil whale excavation site MPC 665-667

Collector:
Museo Paleontologico de Caldera, Chile  Search this
Site Name:
Cerro Ballena
Taxonony:
Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti
Field Identifier:
MPC 665-667
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:dpo_3d_200018

Fossil whale excavation site MPC 678

Collector:
Museo Paleontologico de Caldera, Chile  Search this
Site Name:
Cerro Ballena
Taxonony:
Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti
Field Identifier:
MPC 678
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:dpo_3d_200019

Fossil whale excavation site MPC 675

Collector:
Museo Paleontologico de Caldera, Chile  Search this
Site Name:
Cerro Ballena
Taxonony:
Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti
Field Identifier:
MPC 675
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:dpo_3d_200020

Eubalaena glacialis (Muller, 1776)

Collector:
Hans N. Neuhauser  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean  Search this
Length - Total:
464 cm
Preparation:
Mounted Skeleton
Sex:
Male
Place:
Little Saint Simons Island, NE Tip, Glynn, Georgia, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
30 Dec 1981
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti, Balaenidae
Published Name:
Eubalaena glacialis (Muller, 1776)
Eubalaena glacialis glacialis (Muller, 1776)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : HNN 893
Whale Field Number 2 : GA-81-12-23-01
Other Number : SEAN6973
USNM Number:
UGAMNH25721
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35372067d-febc-4655-b243-84e83ff61043
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7516224
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Negative Log Book Number 26, (96-10000 to 96-11199; 97-10000 to 97-10946; 98-10000 to 98-10436; 99-10000 to 99-10829)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1996
1996-1999
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB26]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367124
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Twelve Anniversaries and Events Worth Traveling for in 2020

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:50:45 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_acafd53c6b59caf0d664ea794abb13e4

Bulmer, Walter, Jr., 1966-1967

Collection name:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24 Folder 12
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Howland Island
Jarvis Island
United States
Date Range:
1966-1967
Start Date:
19660715
End Date:
19670322
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Marine mammals  Search this
Sea birds  Search this
Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU000245
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
See more records associated with this person:
Bulmer, Walter, 1942-
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI594
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Fleet, Robert R., 1963-1965

Collection name:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 25 Folder 9
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Howland Island
Tutuila
American Samoa
Enderbury Atoll
Kiritimati
Cook Islands
Starbuck
Kiribati
New Zealand
United States
Date Range:
1965
Start Date:
19650502
End Date:
19651030
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Botany  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Marine animals  Search this
Sea birds  Search this
Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU000245
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
See more records associated with this person:
Fleet, Robert R.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI614
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Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes

Author:
Obura, David  Search this
Chiba, Sanae  Search this
Kudela, Raphael  Search this
Checkley, David M.  Search this
Fischer, Albert  Search this
Appeltans, Ward  Search this
Batten, Sonia D.  Search this
Gunn, John  Search this
Dunn, Daniel C.  Search this
Marsac, Francis  Search this
Andersen Garcia, Melissa  Search this
Muller-Karger, Frank  Search this
Bax, Nicholas J.  Search this
Simmons, Samantha E.  Search this
Benedetti-Cecchi, Lisandro  Search this
Miloslavich, Patricia  Search this
Duffy, J. E.  Search this
Klein, Eduardo  Search this
Shin, Yunne-Jai  Search this
Aburto-Oropeza, Octavio  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Animal health  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Coastal ecology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_146268

Trip Report, Seattle and Alaska, 1961

Collection name:
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories, Records, 1945-1970
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
Alaska
Bering Sea
Washington
Chukchi Sea
Date Range:
1961
Start Date:
19610300
End Date:
19610400
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU 007407
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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United States Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories, Records, 1945-1970
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Kenyon, Karl W.
Kenyon, Karl W.
Wolfe, John N.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI3826

Kure, February 1964-May 1965

Collection name:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
Physical Description:
3 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 38 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Kure Atoll
Hawaii
United States
Date Range:
1964
Start Date:
19640516
End Date:
19640709
Topic:
Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Bird banding  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU000245
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
See more records associated with this person:
Wislocki, G. S.
Stadel, Dennis L.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1235

POBSP, Field Notes, Anderson, Balcomb, Bulmer, Burckhalter, Bratley, Brownell, Chandler, volume 49

Collection name:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Sublocation:
Volume 49
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Maps
Illustrations
Place:
Baker Island
Manra
Kiribati
Rawaki
Birnie Atoll
Enderbury Atoll
Jarvis Island
Palmyra Atoll
French Frigate Shoals
Midway Islands
Pearl and Hermes Reef
Hawaii
United States
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Date Range:
1964-1967
Start Date:
19641005
End Date:
1967
Topic:
Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Marine mammalogy  Search this
Birds--Counting  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU000245
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0794 to make an appointment.
See more records from this collection:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
See more records associated with this person:
Anderson, Alan H.
Balcomb, Kenneth C., 1940-
Bulmer, Walter, 1942-
Burckhalter, David L.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1438

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
See more items in:
Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Japan to Launch Commercial Whaling Operations This Summer

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 21:05:15 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3705d4ee7ca92b7c794b752f7a1417e0

Website Records

Topic:
Cerro Ballena (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Place:
Atacama (Chile)
Date:
2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Cerro Ballena" website as it existed on December 8, 2016. Cerro Ballena is a unique paleontological site located in the Atacama Region of Chile. In 2010, paleontologists discovered a rich fossil site containing dozens of whale skeletons, along with the remains of other extinct marine mammals and other marine vertebrates. In 2011, paleontologists from Chile and the United States conducted rapid documentation and digitization of this site. This website provides information about the site and the project which was led by Nicholas D. Pyenson, Research Geologist in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology. The Digitization Program Office within the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Chief Information Officer, provided three-dimensional digitization support for the project. Data from the digitization is not included in this accession. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Paleontological excavations  Search this
Whales, Fossil  Search this
Marine mammals, Fossil  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-369, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-369
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-369
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Records

Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1967-1973 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of files maintained in the office of the program director of the United States Marine Mammal Program concerning the administration of the Program. Records include administrative files; handwritten notes by the program director; general correspondence; research proposals; records of an international conference; newsletters; reports; copies of legislation concerning marine mammal protection; and publications, newspaper clippings, and miscellany.

Correspondents include Suzanne M. Contos; William E. Evans; Charles O. Handley, Jr.; Kenneth S. Norris; Clayton E. Ray; G. Carleton Ray; William E. Schevill.
Historical Note:
The United States Marine Mammal Program was established in 1969 by the United States National Committee of the International Biological Program (USNC/IBP) and the International Marine Mammal Working Group of the International Biological Program.

In 1964 the International Council of Scientific Unions, a nongovernmental organization, created a Special Committee for the International Biological Program (SCIBP) whose theme was the "Biological Basis for Productivity and Human Welfare." Programs focusing on this theme were developed by SCIBP and were operational from 1967 to 1972, with a later extension to 1974. Participation by the United States government in the International Biological Program began in 1965 when a National Academy of Sciences' ad hoc committee recommended the formation of USNC/IBP.

USNC/IBP's activities were coordinated by the National Science Foundation, which also provided most of the funding. Support funds were also contributed by the Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Smithsonian Institution, and private industry. In 1967, USNC/IBP began a study of marine mammals that finally resulted in the formation of the United States Marine Mammal Program.

The United States Marine Mammal Program was directed by an eleven-member Marine Mammal Council (MMC) appointed by the United States Marine Mammal Working Group. The Council, in turn, named a four-member Executive Committee to oversee daily operations; an office was set up in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Members of the Executive Committee included Program Director G. Carleton Ray of The Johns Hopkins University; Kenneth S. Norris of The Oceanic Institute, Hawaii; Charles O. Handley of the Smithsonian Institution; and William E. Schevill of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The program director also served as a member of the International Marine Mammal Working Group. As overseer of the Program, the MMC served as a catalyst for marine mammal studies by aiding in developing a Marine Mammal Study Center at the Smithsonian for the study of fossil and recent mammals; publishing The Marine Mammal Newsletter; sponsoring marine mammal conferences; cooperating with other phases of the United States International Biological Program; and coordinating existing and new research through its Integrated Research Program. By providing information needed for the rational international management of marine mammals, the Marine Mammal Program emphasized the opportunity for ecological studies rather than those having an economic or political basis.

Other related activities of the Council included assisting and advising the United States Congress on marine mammal affairs following the introduction of bills and resolutions. Several Council members also testified before Congressional committee hearings.

On June 30, 1974, the United States' participation in the International Biological Program was officially terminated when funding from the National Science Foundation ceased.
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7229
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7229

Records

Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Floor plans
Date:
1964-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Handley documenting the establishment and administration of the program as well as the planning and development of the Marine Mammal Study Center. Materials include correspondence, proposals, floor plans, budgets, newsletters, notes, and related materials.
Historical Note:
The United States Marine Mammal Program was established in 1969 by the United States National Committee of the International Biological Program (USNC/IBP) and the International Marine Mammal Working Group of the International Biological Program. It was directed by an eleven-member Marine Mammal Council (MMC) appointed by the United States Marine Mammal Working Group. The Council, in turn, named a four-member Executive Committee to oversee daily operations which were run out of an office at the National Museum of Natural History. Members of the Executive Committee included Program Director G. Carleton Ray of the Johns Hopkins University; Kenneth S. Norris of the Oceanic Institute; Charles O. Handley, Jr., of the Smithsonian Institution; and William E. Schevill of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

As overseer of the Program, the MMC served as a catalyst for marine mammal studies by aiding in developing a Marine Mammal Study Center at the Smithsonian Institution for the study of fossil and recent mammals; publishing a marine mammal newsletter; sponsoring marine mammal conferences; cooperating with other phases of the United States International Biological Program; and coordinating existing and new research through its Integrated Research Program. By providing information needed for the rational international management of marine mammals, the Marine Mammal Program emphasized the opportunity for ecological studies rather than those having an economic or political basis. Other related activities of the Council included assisting and advising the United States Congress on marine mammal affairs following the introduction of bills and resolutions. Several Council members also testified before congressional committee hearings. On June 30, 1974, the United States' participation in the International Biological Program was officially terminated when funding from the National Science Foundation ceased.
Topic:
Marine mammalogy  Search this
Marine mammalogy -- Study and teaching  Search this
Marine mammalogy -- Research  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Newsletters  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-148, Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-148
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-148

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