RETURNING HOME

Using innovative restoration techniques in a challenging location over the span of ten years, dedicated scientists worked with local schools and government agencies to restore Common Murres to their ancestral home off the coast of San Francisco.

In1986, a breeding colony of Common Murres on Devil’s Slide Rock off the coast of San Francisco was devastated by an oil spill. Using innovative restoration techniques in a challenging location over the span of ten years, dedicated scientists worked with local schools and government agencies to restore these diving seabirds to their ancestral home. Part of the How On Earth Video Series.

Produced, Written & Directed by Kevin White
Narration by Terri Orth Pallavicini
Edited by Theron Yeager & Marnie Berringer

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26 minutes

Updated in 2005 with new footage showing the removal of social attraction equipment from the rock as the project progressed.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Broadcast on the Emmy-winning PBS series Natural Heroes, 2006
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Hazel Wolf Film Festival
SF Ocean Film Festival
International Wildlife Film Festival, Merit Award for Storytelling
Marin Environmental Film Festival
EarthVision Film Festival
Society for Ecological Restoration Special Presentation
Telly Award
Aurora Award

Topic areas: Ecosystem Management, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology, Oceanography

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