Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP)

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Title

Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP)

Description

From 1963 to 1969, the Smithsonian Institute sent researchers to many of the smaller and often uninhabited islands of the Pacific to record the living conditions and behaviors of native plant and animal life. Besides the thousands of photographs, journal entries, and other tracking data collected, over 1.8 million birds were banded.

This collection contains photographs and journal data from the researchers time on Palmyra, in early March of 1964, and March of 1967.

Source

http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_216809?back=%2Fcollections%2Fsearch%3Fquery%3D000245%26page%3D1%26perpage%3D10%26sort%3Drelevancy%26view%3Dlist

Date

1964-67

Items in the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP) Collection

Bird Banding Expedition Journal
This journal, from the Smithsonian archives, tracks bird identification bands attached to several Sooty Terns on Palmyra in 1967, as part of the 1967 Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Included are the band numbers, number of birds, and…

Photo Collection: Structures and Scenery of Palmyra Island, Group 2
Photographs taken during the POBSP visit in March of 1964, from RU 245 Box 228 Folder 32 in the Smithsonian Archives.

Photo Collection: Structures and Scenery of Palmyra Island, Group 1
Photographs taken during the POBSP visit in March of 1967, from RU 245 Box 229 Folder 15 in the Smithsonian Archives.

Photo Collection: Crustacean of Palmyra Island
Photographs taken during the POBSP visit in March of 1967, from RU 245 Box 231 Folder 2 in the Smithsonian Archives.

Field Notes of Robert Standen
This excerpt comes from the field notes of researcher Robert Standen, who was part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, created by the Smithsonian. For several days during September of 1964, Standen worked on Palmyra to catalogue bird…

Field Notes of Max Thompson
As part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Research Curator Max Thompson spent 3 days on Palmyra in March of 1967, cataloguing birds with other project members.

This excerpt from his field journals described the activities and various…

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