Digital collection of aerial photographs from the Common Murre Restoration Project, 1997 (NODC Accession 0037159)

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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 1997 and created master (archival TIFF) and web-access (JPEG) images. NODC Accession 0037159 contains these images along with supporting documentation.
  • Cite as: McChesney, Gerry; US DOI > Fish and Wildlife Service - San Francisco Bay (2010). Digital collection of aerial photographs from the Common Murre Restoration Project, 1997 (NODC Accession 0037159). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1997-05-08 to 1997-07-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 42
S: 32.5
E: -114.1333
W: -124
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-22
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
NODC Accessions 0015544 and 0037160 contain images from slides taken in 1996 and 1998, respectively, during aerial surveys by the Common Murre Restoration Project.
Purpose In a cooperative data rescue effort, several collections of California coastal marine ecosystem surveys were scanned off photographic slides and indexed as part of the Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) of the National Climatic Data Center in 2005. The project supported three NOAA Climate Mission Goal performance objectives as stated in the NOAA FY2005-FY2010 Strategic Plan: (1) Understand and predict the consequences of climate variability and change on marine ecosystems; (2) Describe and understand the state of the climate system through integrated observations, analysis, and data stewardship; and (3) Increase number and use of climate products and services to enhance public and private sector decision making. These data slides of critical coastal habitats and documented restoration efforts were digitized in archival format to prevent critical data loss from original media damage and degredation, and to facilitate their distribution and use by researchers world-wide.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: McChesney, Gerry; US DOI > Fish and Wildlife Service - San Francisco Bay (2010). Digital collection of aerial photographs from the Common Murre Restoration Project, 1997 (NODC Accession 0037159). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Conservation
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Rocky Coasts
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Shorelines
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Birds
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Originator Theme Keywords
  • breeding colony
  • common murre
  • environmental restoration
  • environmnental degradation
  • keystone species
  • seabird
  • seabird colony
  • seabird habitat
  • seabird nesting
  • species restoration
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOI/USFWS > U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • AIRCRAFT
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Keywords
  • Big Sur coast
  • California coast
  • Devil's Slide Rock
  • Pacific coast
  • San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuges
  • San Mateo cost
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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  • Cite as: McChesney, Gerry; US DOI > Fish and Wildlife Service - San Francisco Bay (2010). Digital collection of aerial photographs from the Common Murre Restoration Project, 1997 (NODC Accession 0037159). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-22T05:27:10 - NCEI Accession 0037159 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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  • camera
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  • AIRCRAFT
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