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Digital collection of aerial photographs from the Common Murre Restoration Project, 1998 (NCEI Accession 0037160)

Metadata Updated: December 1, 2023

The Common Murre Restoration Project is a comprehensive seabird restoration effort aimed at enhancing depleted seabird populations in central California, specifically those of the common murre (Uria aalge). The main focus of the project is to reestablish a colony of murres on a small seastack called Devil's Slide Rock, located along the San Mateo coast near Pacifica. This breeding colony held close to 3,000 murres as recently as the early 1980s, but was wiped out as a result of human-caused mortality. (from Common Murre Restoration Project web page, http://www.fws.gov/sfbayrefuges/Murre, which was last updated September 17, 2008)

To provide a baseline and to determine the efficacy of the restoration project, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex has taken photographic slides during aerial surveys of bird colonies since the mid 1980s. As part of the NOAA Climate Database Modernization Program funded project entitled "California Coastal Marine Ecosystem Surveys - Slide Imaging and Archiving (task order L-24)," a contractor scanned 35mm color slides taken during 1998 and created master (archival TIFF) and web-access (JPEG) images. NODC Accession 0037160 contains these images along with supporting documentation.

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Metadata Date 2022-09-30T16:03:57Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) December 14, 2007 (publication), January 3, 2022 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2022-09-30T16:03:57Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) December 14, 2007 (publication), January 3, 2022 (revision)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0037160
Access Constraints Cite as: McChesney, Gerry; US DOI > Fish and Wildlife Service - San Francisco Bay (2007). Digital collection of aerial photographs from the Common Murre Restoration Project, 1998 (NCEI Accession 0037160). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0037160. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -114.1333
Bbox North Lat 42
Bbox South Lat 32.5
Bbox West Long -124
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Preview graphic
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Graphic Preview Type PNG
Harvest Object Id 565d3498-40df-42f8-91ce-2aa31dee826f
Harvest Source Id c084a438-6f6b-470d-93e0-16aeddb9f513
Harvest Source Title NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions
Licence accessLevel: Public
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1998-05-07
Temporal Extent End 1998-08-26

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