Los Farallones

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

Archive: Jul 2017

Humpbacks on the Rise

July 27, 2017
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Photo by Mike Johns I am sure most of you reading this are well aware of whaling and the devastating consequences it had for whales around the world. San Francisco Bay and the surrounding area has a long history of whaling. Roger Thomas, who runs whale watching trips on the Salty Lady, recalls when whales […]

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Great Farallon photo compilation from 1954

July 20, 2017
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We stumbled across the amazing video of compiled photos from a Farallon Light keeper in 1954. How the island has changed! Enjoy!

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Record Breaking Whale Numbers Around the Farallones

July 19, 2017
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Photo by Mike Johns Despite being from Wales and a graduate in Marine Biology, I had never seen a whale in my life before coming to the Farallones. Whilst at the Point Blue office, I naively asked Russ Bradley, one of the Point Blue Biologists, whether there was any chance of seeing whales during my […]

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