Los Farallones

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

Archive: Jun 2014

An island milestone

June 24, 2014
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Recently on the island we celebrated Farallon Biologist Pete Warzybok’s 1800th night on South East Farallon Island. That’s nearly 5 years of Pete’s life spent living, sleeping and working on the island!  5 years on the island – long enough for Pete to have seen pretty much everything… To celebrate this momentous occasion, we managed […]

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The Diet of Emerging Chicks

June 22, 2014
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Newly hatched western gull chick. Two week old Cassin’s auklet chick. It’s happening. All over the island chicks are busting free from their shells after weeks of incubation. In order to provision these new balls of down during the brooding phase, parent birds have begun the task of collecting prey from the ocean, or in […]

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Letters From Home

June 18, 2014
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Thanks to modern technology those of us living out here on this isolated rock are surprisingly well connected to the mainland. Internet beamed 26 miles across the Gulf of the Farallones from San Francisco provide us with access to phone, email, news, weather, entertainment, and even a handy web cam perched atop Lighthouse Hill. So […]

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