Dear Ms. Moore,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located John Roberts' Subject Files, 1982 - 1986 in the Records of the Office of Counsel to the President (Reagan Administration), 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 (Collection RR-0113) that includes the file JGR/Marine Mammal Commission (2 of 3). This document has been made available online and includes a paragraph about Carribean monk seals. We also located Kathleen McGinty's Files, 1993 - 1998 in the Records of the Council on Environmental Quality (Clinton Administration), 1993 - 2001 (Collection WJC-CEQ) that includes the file unit UNCED [United Nations Conference on Environment and Development] and Oceans which includes a brief mention of the Carribean monk seal.
There may be record series with documents concerning the Caribbean monk seal in the Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Record Group 22) and the Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Record Group 370) that do not mention the species in their Catalog description. For more information about specific record series, please email the reference unit listed in the Catalog description.
To request a search for photographs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS) via email at email@example.com.
You also may wish to contact the NOAA Fisheries, the Marine Mammal Commission, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. In addition, you may wish to contact scientific organizations such as the International Society for Marine Mammalogy and well as natural history museums such as the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!