Each winter the waters surrounding the Farallon Islands teem with charcoal-colored, behemoth-sized visitors arriving from the north… the Gray Whale!
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.
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!
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.
Things are heating up for the winter Farallon crew, the Elephant Seal breeding season is at its peak!
Yesterday on the Farallones: “It’s a heck of a lot easier to walk north!”
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!
On the morning of January 7th, the field team stumbled across a curious sight to behold… thousands of tubular gelatinous creatures!
Exploring the interaction of annual precipitation trends on SEFI with one of our very special island critters!
The e-seals and the Farallones e-seal team wish you the best this holiday season!
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