There are very few places on Earth where scientists can ask the kinds of questions about environmental change that Point Blue addresses on the Farallones.  Our biologists have gathered data on island wildlife in a consistent fashion throughout each season, year in and year out, since the program's inception in the late 1960s. We maintain a year-round field station for science and stewardship on Southeast Farallon Island, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—an extraordinary opportunity.

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Notable Research

Exceptional seabird breeding success. Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Population Viability of Western Gulls. Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Non-lethal hazing can protect gulls from exposure to rodenticide. Report to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.

Reducing burrowing owl predation to benefit Farallon ashy storm-petrels. Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Lifetime survival rates and senescence in Northern Elephant Seals. Published in Marine Mammal Science.

North Pacific climate influences pup sex in northern elephant seals.  Published in The Journal of Mammology.

Age-specific survival, breeding success, and recruitment in Common Murres of the California Current System.  Published in The Auk.

Common Murre prey consumption in the California Current System .  Published in ICES Journal of Marine Science.