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Document Title:

Protecting and Restoring Marbled Murrelet Habitat

AUTHOR(S):
Daniel Welsh Judy Lantor Cindy Schexnider Mike Szumski Dolores Savignano


VOLUME:
IV
ISSUE:
4
PAGES:
24 - 27

PUBLICATION DATE: July 2007

ABSTRACT:
In 1998, the tanker Command spilled approximately 3,000 gallons (11,350 liters) of fuel oil from a damaged tank while en route from San Francisco to Central America. The spill oiled beaches along the San Mateo County coastline in California and killed hundreds of birds in adjacent ocean waters, including 6 to 12 marbled murrelets. The restoration plan, developed by the Trustee Council with public input, describes restoration projects for marbled murrelets and other resources injured by the spill. Murrelet populations are being restored through the protection of nesting habitat and actions to reduce nest predation in state and county parks within the Santa Cruz Mountains.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Documents/MurreletESB.pdf, 300 KB

Last updated: February 13, 2013