Los Farallones

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

Archive: May 2013

What do gulls eat?

May 18, 2013
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Western Gulls.  Photo: RJ Roush ‘Much that is good and all that is evil has gathered itself up into the Western Gull.…cruel of beak and bottomless of maw…this gull asks only two question of any other living thing: First, “Am I hungry?” (Ans. “Yes”) Second, “Can I get away with it?” (Ans. “I’ll try).’  So […]

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Pinniped Necropsies on the Farallones

May 1, 2013
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(Warning some photos may be a bit graphic) PRBO Conservation Science, in collaboration with other agencies, performed pinniped (seal and sea lion) necropsies during the 2012-2013 winter season on SEFI. All carcasses were recovered in a safe manner and with minimal disturbance to live pinnipeds. Aborted California Sea Lion (CSL) fetuses were first noticed on […]

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