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ImageCommon Murres with brown and black oil spots on their white breasts.


Common Murre (Uria aalge)

Location (General):


Site (Specific):

Devil's Slide Rock

Date taken:

July, 06 2005

Photo credit:

Unknown / NOAA MBNMS

Photographer's comments:

Email from Lisa Eigner of the Common Murre Restoration Project dated July 6, 2005: "The photos were taken with the two video cameras installed on the rock. We have observed over 10 oiled murres in the past 3 days. One oiled murre on 4 July, then on 5 July we observed 5 more. Today we have recorded at least 5 more oiled murres on the rock. Most of the birds have a light brown oil spot on their breasts or neck and a few birds have a thicker dark spot. The photos represent what we have been seeing. We just wanted to notify you since it seems that the number of oiled birds has been increasing."

View the Natural history for:
Uria aalge
in SIMoN's Species Database.

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