USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Social Media

Multimedia Gallery Home | Photos

Murre Colony on Prince Island
Murre Colony on Prince Island
Thumbnail Medium Original


Title: Murre Colony on Prince Island


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:
Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


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

Suggest an update to the information/tags?

Birds (Set) RSS Media RSS King Eider Tagging King Eider Tagging
In: Animals collection

Tags: NR2011_08_03 PrinceIsland SanMiguelIsland biology bird channelIslands murre nesting seabird



Browse More: Photo Collections | Photo Sets


Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Image Gallery Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014