Morrison obtained a series of birds at Bikini in April and May, 1946.
In 1946, Morrison obtained plover in nuptial plumage at Bikini on May 3.
Bikini in 1946 was the scene of the first peacetime tests of atomic weapons.
The first of these surveys was conducted near Eniwetok and Bikini.
Doctor Wetmore kindly made available many of the birds collected at Bikini during the atomic bomb experiments.
Morrison obtained ten specimens at Bikini in the period from March through May in 1946.
Following the pattern set by the Bikini tests, only a select score of press and radio representatives were admitted.
Through the years of testing and later, Bikini also was the site of repeated biological investigations.
Bikini Atoll, scientists believed, needed only clearing and cultivation to make it once again suitable for human habitation.
Bikini became, as it remains to this day, one of the most thoroughly familiar ocean structures in the world.