Los Farallones

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

Archive: Sep 2017

Record-setting Heat on the Farallones

September 11, 2017
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When you sign up for an internship on Southeast Farallon Island, you have certain expectations. The weather should vary from warmish to cold, kinda windy to super windy, mellow seas to raging waters. Then one morning you step outside, jacket on, ready for action, but something is wrong. It’s 6:45 and you are immediately hot […]

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Boobies, the Gannet, and other Farallon Highlights

September 4, 2017
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The fall crew, who, “adorned in black or the latest fashion, listen to alternative rock from their observational posts”(Pyle- “The Farallon Islands: Sentinels of the Golden Gate”), have migrated their way out to Southeast Farallon Island for another roaring season of wildlife surveys. During the fall season, the main focus is on landbird migration, but […]

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