Science News: Bringing Palomarin Data to Life…and so much more

The Long Haul: COVID, Equity, and Fire As we pass the six-month mark from when California first started sheltering in place, Point Blue’s facilities remain closed to the public. Most staff are working from home exclusively. Many of our field crews–Palomarin, Marine Lab, Farallones, STRAW–continue to live and work as “family units,” conducting the important

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Central Valley Science Super Stars!

Please join us in congratulating Tom Gardali, Point Blue’s Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group Director, and Dr. Kristen (Kristy) Dybala, Point Blue Principal Ecologist in the Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group, for being awarded the Central Valley Joint Venture (CVJV) Science Excellence Award for their leadership roles in and contributions to the 2020

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The Perfect Penguin Survey

By Parker Levinson, 2019-2020 Antarctica Program Intern A couple weeks after accepting an internship offer from Point Blue to study Adélie Penguins in Antarctica, I got a call: we’ll be flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. You’ll need to get a license through the Federal Aviation Association (FAA).  How would learning to

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Farallon Islands Restoration–How You Can Help

We are at a critical moment in safeguarding the future of the Farallon Islands ecosystem and the wildlife that depend on it.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service, our partners in managing the islands, are considering an important decision and a significant opportunity for ecological restoration: the eradication of the invasive house mouse from the

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47 Blue Whales! And more Science News

Navigating Change Since our last Science News e-mail Point Blue has continued to navigate a world changed by COVID-19. What does it mean for our staff and our work and how do we modify and move forward? We continue to have “family units” of biologists living and working together in the field on the Farallon

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Our Journey

by a portion of Point Blue Staff “Do the best you can, until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou Today, as we have seen more and more voices continuing to powerfully rise up and call for racial justice, our staff want to join their voices as one in

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We All Belong

By Manuel Oliva, CEO These past weeks we have been witnesses to stark reminders of inequality and injustice in the United States.  As an organization founded by bird conservationists over 55 years ago, to many in our community the racist incident in the Central Park Ramble in New York City, in which a white woman

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Zoom into the Field with Point Blue

We at Point Blue would like to offer a small gift to our community as we continue to keep our physical distance and stay home as much as possible. If you are reading this, you are most likely a nature lover and missing the ocean, rivers, forest, and maybe even coming out to visit us

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Science News: Sheltering Together, Life Cycle Science, Smarter Meadows, and more

Living in a Sheltered World Together COVID-19 is affecting everyone everywhere right now and Point Blue is no exception. We continue to send gratitude out to all of the essential workers who are risking their own well-being to help us get through this unprecedented event. While many of our data collection efforts are affected by

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6 Ways to Help the Earth While You’re at Home

from Point Blue to You Our hearts and thoughts go out to those that are fighting sickness, struggling to find housing and work, and managing differing levels of anxiety and depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sending gratitude as well to all of the frontline and essential workers: nurses, doctors, first

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