Biden Signs Landmark Climate Bill On August 16th, 2022 President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. Although it’s not perfect, it is the biggest, most important piece of federal climate legislation to date. It encompasses clear and actionable policy to drive the needed investment to decarbonize our economy emissions. Importantly, the bill clearly prioritizes
Science Categories: Oceans
Antarctica, An Expedition of a Lifetime!
Point Blue is excited to offer its supporters a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to a place that remains virtually untouched. An entire continent of windswept expanses, snow-shrouded peaks, wildlife in abundance, and ice taking on hues of turquoise and iridescent blue.
Science News: Major advance in whale protection and much more…
Encouraging News for Whales We’re thrilled to report a major advance in our collaboration to protect whales. For over a decade, reducing deadly collisions between cargo ships and whales has been a priority for the Point Blue Oceans team. In 2017, we published a seminal paper showing that the actual number of whale deaths from
Science News: More drones for science? Yes!
Science Drones from Antarctica to CA Drones are fast becoming an important conservation tool. At Point Blue, we began using them to survey a colony of half a million penguins in Antarctica that we’ve been monitoring on foot since the early 1970s. That study is still active and proving to be successful in bringing a
Antarctica 2020-21: An Unusual Season
This update on our conservation work in Antarctica comes to you from the only three biologists that were able to go this past season due to restrictions with the COVID-19 global pandemic. We start with some video field updates from Seasonal Field Technician Parker Levinson and then we hear from Antarctic Program Director Dr. Annie
The Perfect Penguin Survey
By Parker Levinson, 2019-2020 Antarctica Program Intern A couple weeks after accepting an internship offer from Point Blue to study Adélie Penguins in Antarctica, I got a call: we’ll be flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. You’ll need to get a license through the Federal Aviation Association (FAA). How would learning to
Science News: Penguins, Drones, Citizen Science, and More!
New Penguin Science We’re putting cutting-edge technology to work for conservation. In Antarctica we’ve recently been using drones, environmental sensing devices, tiny video cameras, and satellite imagery to increase the pace and scale of our conservation science. Our ultimate goal is to get a better idea of how wildlife (namely, penguins) in one of the
50 years on the Farallones–and still counting!
Exactly fifty years ago today Point Blue scientists officially began our research program on the Farallon Islands, 27 miles west of San Francisco. When our boat landed…
Threats to the Farallones! We need your help!
New proposed actions out of Washington, DC seriously threaten the collaborative progress we’ve made to protect seabirds, marine mammals, and the ocean. The good news is that, with your help, we’ll continue carrying out our critical research and stewardship, even as government funding is on hold. Read on to learn how to help.
Hope, Science, and Passion: 2017 and 2018 highlights
What do 3,180 students, 102,181 acres of agricultural land, and over one billion scientific observation have in common? Read on to find out!
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