Cephalopoda (Squid) 1971-1973, 1975-1979, 1981-1982 (2 of 3)

About the Project

The San Blas Islands—an archipelago in Panama made up of over 300 islands—are mostly uninhabited, and their plant and wildlife largely untouched. This makes it a prime location for the Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute (STRI) to conduct research.

Founding Director of STRI, Martin H. Moynihan, took these field notes on the San Blas Islands in 1971-72 while studying Panama’s biodiversity. This set of notes documents his observations of Cephalopoda (or squid), recording things like their behavior in groups and release of ink.

Get a glimpse into the wildlife of the San Blas Islands and help transcribe this set of field notes!

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