Get an inside look at the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge when you support our conservation science through adoption!

Adopt an auklet today!

Your $100 donation will support conservation of the Cassin’s auklet, a very special seabird, and its ecosystem on the Farallon Islands.

How cool are Cassin's auklets and why do they need your help?

The Cassin’s auklet is a seabird that can dive to depths of over 40 meters to capture its main food source: krill, a shrimp-like animal that sustains the entire marine food web. Because Cassin's auklets eat krill, they serve as excellent indicators of the overall health of the marine ecosystem. Once numbering over 100,000 on the Farallones, their current population is less than one quarter of their historic abundance, and they remain vulnerable to shifts in the marine ecosystem from climate change.

 

Point Blue’s campaign is dedicated to the protection and monitoring of Cassin’s auklets and the restoration of its habitat on the Farallon Islands. Your donation will support our campaign to protect the Farallon Island colony, increase and improve artificial nesting habitat, monitor birds at their nest throughout the breeding season and learn from Cassin’s about the health of our local marine ecosystem.

All donations go directly towards helping to monitor and restore the Farallon Islands, for generations to come.

Adopt an auklet today!

What do you get when you adopt?

When you donate $100 you are leasing a nest box on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge for a Cassin’s auklet family for one year. 

You will receive:

We have a limited number of auklet boxes available for adoption. So Hurry! Adopt an auklet today!

By adopting an auklet you are supporting and joining a legacy of dedicated and innovative scientific research and monitoring by Point Blue biologists that spans back to 1968.  Your support will help us continue our scientific stewardship of this unique and important place on earth for many more decades.

Adopt an auklet today and join the Farallon family of scientists, seabirds, and stewards!

Thank you for your gift that will help protect Cassin’s auklets and all of the wildlife on the Farallon Islands for generations to come.

Point Blue Conservation Science's Federal Tax ID: 94-1594250

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Adopt an E-seal today!

With just a $250 donation you can become a "proud parent" of a Northern elephant seal, supporting our long-term science on the Farallones to conserve this unique population of breeding seals.

What's the deal with elephant seals?

Northern elephant seals are the largest seal in the Northern Hemisphere and can dive up to 5,000 feet to search for prey! Elephant seals are a model species for providing insight into environmental health and act as sentinel species. We examine our long term elephant seal datasets and explore how changes in the ocean and climate affect wildlife and people.

Once numbering over 1,000 on the Farallones, the current island population is about half that and the seals remain vulnerable to shifts in the quality of breeding habitat on the island which is expected to continue to degrade as a result of climate change.

Point Blue’s campaign is dedicated to the protection, restoration and monitoring of Northern elephant seals on the Farallon Islands. Your donation will support our campaign to protect the Farallon Island colony, allow us to continue to monitor this unique population and their breeding success, and to learn from seals about the health of our marine ecosystem.

All donations go directly towards helping to restore the Farallon Islands, for generations to come.

What do you get when you adopt?

When you donate $250 you are pledging your support of an adult male or female elephant seal on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and you'll have a relationship with that seal for as long the animal continues to return to the island to breed. 

You will receive:

We have a limited number of seals available for adopting.

Hurry! Adopt a seal today!

You are also supporting and joining a legacy of dedicated and innovative science by Point Blue biologists that spans back to 1968.  Your support will help us continue our scientific stewardship of this unique and important place on earth for many more decades.

Adopt a seal today and join the Farallon family of scientists, seals, seabirds, sailors, stewards and so much more!

Thank you for your gift that will help protect Northern elephant seals and all of the wildlife on the Farallon Islands for generations to come.

Point Blue Conservation Science's Federal Tax ID: 94-1594250

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