Los Farallones

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

Archive: Aug 2010

Delving into the Gull JuJu Archives…

August 25, 2010
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Here on the Island, we’ve noticed that the Western Gulls have a particularly unique and fascinating taste for edible-looking things and nest decorations. When walking through gull territories, one will often notice a collection of rib bones, regurgitated bits of plastic trash and other such goodies, brought back lovingly from the mainland, some 30 miles […]

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Whale Town

August 2, 2010
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Last week the clouds lifted for a few days allowing us a glimpse of life off the island. Not only could we see civilization on the mainland, but other marine life was suddenly visible. The most prominant visitors we had were the Humpback Whales. Two Humpbacks near the Farallones These whales are well known for […]

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