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!
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!
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.
Fall migration is in full swing on the Southeast Farallon Islands, and the resident researchers recently had a great taste of just how birdy the islands can be when the weather conditions are ideal.
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