Hand written field
data from northern elephant seal research at UC's Ano Nuevo Reserve at Ano Nuevo State Park
(San Mateo County, CA). Primarily census records with some specific accounts. Many of these
documents were originally kept in 49 binders filed in rough chronological order. Notes have
been re-housed for ease of use and preservation purposes, the originial notations on each
binder have been transcribed onto the corresponding folders. Also includes charts detailing
daily observations from northern California elephant seal research, and elephant seal and
marine mammal films.
The elephant seal tagging and censusing project was initiated and financed from federal
grants by B.J. Le Boeuf, at UCSC, from Fall 1967 to 2012. The project built on the previous
work of Thomas Poulter (Stanford Research Institute) and Robert Orr (California Academy of
Sciences) on Año Nuevo Island from 1961 to 1966.
10 Linear Feet
6 cartons, 1 box, 14 oversize folders
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