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aerial photo Aerial photographs of rookeries are particularly useful in fur seal research because they show the distribution of animals much more visibly and accurately than ground-level photos. In order to standardize specific locations within a particular rookery, each rookery is divided into sections. Some rookeries are small enough to be only a single section, whereas the largest rookery (Vostochni rookery on St. Paul Island) has 14 sections.

The 1967 rookery maps included in this archive should be used to clarify the dividing lines between rookery sections. The table below lists the number of sections within each rookery and the direction in which the sections are numbered as one moves either clockwise or counter-clockwise around the islands. The section information of an image is listed under Sections on the details page of an image, if available.

The user is able to search by rookery section number in the Advanced search.

Island Rookery Name Number of Sections Direction In Which Rookery Sections Are Numbered
St. Paul Vostochni 14 counter-clockwise
St. Paul Morjovi 6 counter-clockwise
St. Paul Little Polovina 1 N/A
St. Paul Polovina Cliffs 7 counter-clockwise
St. Paul Polovina 2 counter-clockwise
St. Paul Lukanin 2 clockwise
St. Paul Kitovi 5 clockwise
St. Paul Reef 11 counter-clockwise
St. Paul Ardiguen 1 N/A
St. Paul Gorbatch 6 counter-clockwise
St. Paul Tolstoi 8 clockwise
St. Paul Zapadni Reef 2 counter-clockwise
St. Paul Little Zapadni 6 counter-clockwise
St. Paul Zapadni 8 counter-clockwise
St. George Staraya Artil 2 counter-clockwise
St. George North 5 counter-clockwise
St. George East Reef 1 N/A
St. George East Cliffs 2 clockwise
St. George South 3 counter-clockwise
St. George Zapadni 3 counter-clockwise

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