Los Farallones

Dispatches from Point Blue’s field station on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Archive: Apr 2010

A Spring Transition

April 9, 2010

Blowing so hard even the gulls can’t stand up! According to my oceanography textbook, the spring transition is when weather and ocean conditions shift from predominantly winter conditions to spring/summer conditions and marks the beginning of the upwelling season. Winter is typically dominated by southerly winds, frequent storms and rain. Whereas spring and summer are […]