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Alternate Title

Miskito Sailing In Storm - Cayos Miskitos

Creation Date

11-1-1977

Description

Photograph of indigenous Miskito fishermen sailing on two small sailboats in a storm. One sailboat is in the foreground of the picture and multiple people can be seen aboard it. The second sailboat is further away in the background of the photograph. The Miskito people are a Central American indigenous group who have historically hunted sea turtles around the area of the Miskito Cays, Nicaragua. This photograph was taken near the Miskito Cays, Nicaragua during the research expedition of Dr. John C. Ogden and his colleagues to Miskito Bank, Nicaragua aboard the R/V [Research Vessel] Alpha Helix from October 13, 1977 to November 18, 1977 where their research included studies on seagrasses, fish, sea urchins, and the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). The researchers encountered the Miskito fishermen at the Miskito Cays and interacted with them, asking them about the green sea turtles' feeding grounds around the Miskito Cays and purchasing green sea turtles from them for scientific dissections.

Keywords

Marine biology--Research, Miskito Coast (Nicaragua and Honduras), Miskito, Boats, Sailboats, Sea turtle fisheries

Extent

2 x 2 inches cardboard projector slide with Kodachrome 35mm color photographic film

Geographic Location

Cayos Miskitos (Nicaragua)

Box

Binder 4

Digital Date

2023

Media Type

Color slides

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Physical Collection

Dr. John Ogden Caribbean and Coral Reef collection

Keywords

Marine biology--Research, Miskito Coast (Nicaragua and Honduras), Miskito, Boats, Sailboats, Sea turtle fisheries

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