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Murre Colony on Prince Island
Murre Colony on Prince Island
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Title: Murre Colony on Prince Island

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A breeding colony of California common murres (Uria aalge californica) on Prince Island off San Miguel Island off Southern California. Ecologists Josh Adams and Jonathan Felis of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center shot this and other high-resolution digital telephotos from a research vessel, and used the photos to identify nesting and feeding behavior. The photographs provide evidence of the first California common murre breeding colony in the Channel Islands in 100 years. Red box shows range of associated inset photo.

Location: Prince Island, CA, USA

Date Taken: 07/12/2011

Photographer: Jonathan Felis
Photographer Email: jfelis@usgs.gov
Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey


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Type: JPEG image - 7.59 MB
Dimensions: 3485 x 2323
Resolution: 72 dpi

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