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A. Stelfox - Field Notes, Volume 7, 1935-1936

Is there something special about bees in the British Isles? Irish naturalist Arthur W. Stelfox was fascinated by them. In this seventh volume of his field notes, he travels to both east and west coasts of southern Ireland. Together with his daily record, he notes specimen names, date collected, sex, quantity, sometimes remarks on the weather, location and sometimes specific type of environment. It's worth noting that someone was checking his work. When "R.C.L.P" follows a specimen name, it signifies that D. R. C. L. Perkins, F.R.S. also saw and verified the entry. Please join us in transcribing this project. Your contributions make it more accessible to researchers.


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Harry S. Ladd Papers, 1912 - 1973

What is the effect of nuclear weapons on marine life? Harry S. Ladd was part of a group doing research in the Marshall Islands during a ten-year period of weapons testing. Four years after testing had begun on the Eniwetok Atoll, this paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey arrived to study the coral reefs and the marine life surrounding the atoll as part of the Pacific Islands Mapping Survey. His notebooks contain his personal records of his field work obtaining and examining core samples from the reef and other tasks. The first hydrogen bomb test would be tested there five months later. Help us transcribe this material and get a glimpse into the concerns of naturalists in the early days of the nuclear arms race.


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Paleobiology Marine Invertebrates Project (Set 3)

Please join us to transcribe the labels of Fossil Marine Invertebrates with Department of Paleobiology. Learn how to transcribe this project and get started. NOTE: Please do not delete notes left by other volunteers, as these are important for the Paleobiology and TC teams to improve the project workflow; instead, please add additional comments below existing comments, as necessary. Thank you!


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US Navy Galapagos Expedition 1941: Miscellaneous notes (2 of 3)

This second segment of Dr. Waldo Schmitt's miscellaneous field notes continues his diary-like recording of observations, the work of the the expedition team and a variety of details that he thought would need to be addressed if a biological research station on the islands were to become a reality. Join us in transcribing the draft plans, proposals, and related details in this second part of Dr. Schmitt's notes. This project is a part of our “Travel to the Tropics” campaign. As you’re transcribing Schmitt’s work, if you come across names of people with whom Waldo had professional or personal relationships (e.g. fellow scientist, staff on an expedition, friend), it would help us to make better authority records for him if you could kindly add those names to this spreadsheet. If you like, share what you find on Twitter tagging #WhosWithWaldo.


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Where In The World Is...?? (Set 6)

Come help us improve our digital records for the United States National Herbarium (US)! Please join us in our effort to transcribe the locality information for our difficult to decipher US Specimens. The records in this project are special cases in which the locality information requires some detective work. We'd like to ask for your help in digging a little deeper to find the Country and Territory/State/Province for each of these specimens sheets labels; see special instructions and examples here. Please contact Laura Tancredi, Department of Botany, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions. Note: Do not erase notes from other volunteers or staff; rather, leave existing comments and add your own.