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

Archive: Dec 2016

Happy Holidays from the Farallones – First elephant seal pup of the season born today!

December 25, 2016
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Happy Holidays from the Farallon 2016-17 Winter Crew! We received an extra special gift today! The first elephant seal pup of the season was born! Enjoy the photo and the video below.

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2016-17 SEFI Winter Crew Introductions

December 19, 2016
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Greetings from the Farallon Islands. We’ve been dodging raindrops since our arrival but the last few days have been pure sunshine and we’ve been trying to soak up the rays as much as possible. No pregnant female elephants seals have arrived to the island as of yet but we are hopeful the sunshine will start […]

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Unusual Encounters: Ridges in the Water

December 2, 2016
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  Before my Farallon internship, multiple former interns and visitors warned me about the boat rides out; they would talk endlessly about the ten foot swells and the seasickness, how much dramamine they had to take, and the absurd amount of flies that would land on you once you stepped foot on the island. I […]

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