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Cricket Time!

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!

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Glowing Sea Gherkins!

On the morning of January 7th, the field team stumbled across a curious sight to behold… thousands of tubular gelatinous creatures!

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The Hidden Life of the Farallon Facilities

There are many challenges to living and working on a remote field station. Not the least of which is a constant battle to maintain infrastructure in a rough marine environment. It takes tireless effort and dedication of staff biologists, USFWS personnel, and numerous contractors and collaborators. Read on to learn a bit more about the work done behind the scenes to the keep these remote island facilities running.

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Record breaking Pine Siskins!

The meager flock of a few siskins grew, and grew, and grew until there were at least 587 siskins zipping around the lighthouse in large murmurations.

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Farallonathon 2020

Farallonathon 2020 From September 27 to October 3, the fall crew took part in the 29th annual Farallonathon, the Southeast Farallon Islands’ spin on Point Blue’s annual Bird-a-thon fundraiser. The Farallonathon was established in 1992 to highlight diversity on the island while showcasing many of the fall wildlife monitoring programs. The rules are simple (well,

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