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Laurence Markham Huey (1892 - 1963)

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Papers on Guadalupe Island
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Trip to Trinidad Whaling Station
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A writer with a crisp, accessible style, L.M. Huey published many reports and articles on birds and mammal species in the scientific and non-scientific press. He published scientific notes and papers mainly in the museum journal Transactions, the ornithological journal Condor, and the Journal of Mammalogy. His articles for the popular press included anecdotes from his collecting trips, species observations, and responses to public queries.

Following is a sample list of papers, culled from a two-volume "Collected Papers of L.M. Huey 1913-1964," held at the SDNHM Library. The bibliography is organized by topic (Guadalupe Island) and by genre (scientific or popular press).

• Guadalupe Island - collected papers on the topic
• Sampling of scientific publications - on birds, bats, gophers, rats, primarily in San Diego, Southern California, Lower (Baja) California, Arizona.
• Articles for the popular press

Recent work and more information on Guadalupe Island is available at the Binational Multidisciplinary Expedition 2000 to Isla Guadalupe.
More information about elephant seals is available at the Ocean Oasis Field Guide.

Guadalupe Island: seals and conservation

1924 A Trip to Guadalupe, the Isle of My Boyhood Dreams. Natural History, 24:5: Sept-Oct., 1924, pp. 578-588.
1924 Recent Observations on the Northern Elephant Seal. Jour. Mamm. 5:4: Nov. 1924, pp. 237-242.
1925 Guadalupe Island–An Object Lesson in Man-caused Devastation. Science, 61:1581, Apr. 17, 1925, pp. 405-407.
1925 Late Information of the Guadalupe Island Elephant Seal Herd. Jour. Mamm. 6:2: May 1925, pp. 126-127.
1927 The Latest Northern Elephant Seal Census. Jour. Mamm. 8:2: May, 1927, pp. 160-161.
1930 Past and Present Status of the Northern Elephant Seal, with a note on the Guadalupe Fur Seal. Jour. Mamm., 11:2: May, 1930, pp. 188-194.
1930 Capture of an Elephant Seal off San Diego, California, with notes on Stomach Contents. Jour. Mamm., 11:2: May, 1930, pp. 229-231.
1930 Digging their Graves with their Teeth. How the Goats introduced by Whalers on Guadalupe Island are eating their way toward extermination. [Popular account of conditions on Island] Touring Topics, 22:6: June, 1930, p. 30.