Every fall, the white sharks return to the Farallon Islands from their annual migration to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We typically see the first shark predation event during late August, and then the number of predations increase through September to when they peak in October.
The Farallon Islands are home to one of the largest aggregations of breeding seabirds in North America south of Alaska, with the Common Murre (Uria aalge) being the most abundant, reaching numbers upwards of 300,000 individuals during the peak breeding season. To the unfamiliar eye, one might look at a murre and mistake it for
The 2021 Elephant Seal breeding season has come to a close… and we’ve got some fun elephant seals facts for you!
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!
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!
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