Fantastic Find on the Farallones
February 26, 2021
The crews on the Southeast Farallon Island are used to finding random objects throughout the island since gulls bring many back from the coast, but they weren’t prepared for what they found on February 6th.
Spring Tides Reveal Intertidal Treasures
February 17, 2021
We’re not referring to the season spring, but a ‘spring tide.’ This is a term referring to the periods of higher high and lower low tides during new and full moon. There is some really cool stuff in our intertidal!
Did Somebody Say Sperm Whale?
February 11, 2021
On the morning of February 2nd, the winter Farallon crew woke up to find quite a surprise… an immature sperm whale had washed ashore on Mirounga Beach!
Warning: There are graphic images in this post containing a deceased animal.
Peak of the E-Seal season: brawling bulls, caring cows, plump pups, and more!
February 2, 2021
Things are heating up for the winter Farallon crew, the Elephant Seal breeding season is at its peak!
It’s been a windy one
January 27, 2021
Yesterday on the Farallones: “It’s a heck of a lot easier to walk north!”
January 21, 2021
What lurks in the the caves on the Farallones? We survey them to find out! It’s time once again for our quarterly cricket surveys!
Glowing Sea Gherkins!
January 12, 2021
On the morning of January 7th, the field team stumbled across a curious sight to behold… thousands of tubular gelatinous creatures!
What the rains bring…
January 4, 2021
Exploring the interaction of annual precipitation trends on SEFI with one of our very special island critters!
Happy Holidays from the Farallones!
December 25, 2020
The e-seals and the Farallones e-seal team wish you the best this holiday season!
First Elephant Seal Pup & Team Introductions
December 21, 2020
Learn more about this year’s winter crew, the first pup of the season, and how we track untagged seals from year to year on the Farallones!