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Journal written by Dr. John C. Ogden describing the research trip that he and his wife, Nancy Ogden, took to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the San Blas Islands of Panama in 1991. The journal describes daily activities including travel, meeting with colleagues and local citizens of Panama, and research activities. Dr. John Ogden and Nancy Ogden were returning to the San Blas Islands of Panama in 1991 after they had previously done research in the same area twenty years earlier in 1971. Their research aim was to document and investigate changes in the coral reefs of the San Blas Islands which had occured over this twenty year period. Also included in the San Blas Diary are photographs of specific coral reefs from both 1971 and 1991 used to compare change over time.
Marine biology--Research, Coral reefs and islands, Parrotfishes, Seagrasses, Marine algae
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Ogden, John C., "San Blas Diary" (1991). Binder 9: Field Notes and Documents. 1.