The 2021 Elephant Seal breeding season has come to a close… and we’ve got some fun elephant seals facts for you!
Farallones Tags: Farallones
Goodbye West End, Until Next Year
Every year around this time we say goodbye to the magical place that is West End.
New Wintering Songbirds On SEFI
SEFI has a suite of typical wintering songbirds, but this year we had a few extra sparrows that have never been documented in the winter!
SEFI’s Giant Gray Visitors
Each winter the waters surrounding the Farallon Islands teem with charcoal-colored, behemoth-sized visitors arriving from the north… the Gray Whale!
Spring Tides Reveal Intertidal Treasures
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!
Glowing Sea Gherkins!
On the morning of January 7th, the field team stumbled across a curious sight to behold… thousands of tubular gelatinous creatures!
First Elephant Seal Pup & Team Introductions
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!
Farallonathon 2020 is on!!!
We just started our week-long Farallonathon – a bird-a-thon and bio-blitz all rolled into one.
A Kermadec Petrel (Pterodroma neglecta) on Southeast Farallon Island
by Adam Searcy On September 8th, 2017, I was finishing up the last shark watch of the evening at the lighthouse atop Southeast Farallon Island. At about 5:15PM, thick fog rolled in, so I shut down the watch and sheltered inside of the lighthouse to see if it would clear. It did not, so at
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