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Mermaids Sighted on OCEAN DAY

Posts Categorized: San Miguel Island

Where Have They Been for so Long?

This past July, researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Park Service (NPS) discovered that California Common Murre (Uria aalge californica) chicks hatched for the first time since 1912 on the Channel Islands. Historically, murres nested on Prince Island—a small, rocky islet off San Miguel Island within Channel Islands National Park. This colony disappeared nearly a century ago, a likely result of human disturbance and egg harvesting. In California, Common Murres are… Read more »